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About this NPA

The Federal Crime and Related Proceedings NPA is comprised of the following:

  • Summary prosecutions
  • Prosecutions on indictment
  • Criminal appeals
  • Bail applications and empaneling juries for Criminal Cartel Trials
  • Civil proceedings related to confiscating assets under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth) where the Federal Court is conferred with a criminal jurisdiction.

More about the Court’s criminal and related jurisdiction

The Federal Court has:

Allocation of matters in this NPA

The Court has judges experienced in managing crime-related cases, including criminal appeals, and judicial registrars experienced in the practice and procedure of criminal prosecutions to assist the judges with the case management of such matters.

While any crime-related case is likely to be managed by the Court within this NPA, the Court will ensure that the judge allocated to manage the case has expertise in the underlying area of law the subject of the proceeding - for example, competition and consumer law or intellectual property law.


  • 20 Aug 2019: Australian Broadcasting Corporation v Kane [2019] FCA 1312
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - interlocutory application - application for notice to produce to be set aside - application for leave to file amended originating application - application for order under rules 20.13 and 20.15 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) requiring the second and third respondents to give discovery of documents - applicant…
    Judge: Abraham J
  • 16 Aug 2019: Anderson v DKH18 (No 2) [2019] FCA 1352
    CONTEMPT OF COURT - application to review continuance of indefinite sentence of imprisonment imposed for contempt of the Australian Crime Commission - satisfaction that the Respondent has purged his contempts since being sentenced - factors to consider when reviewing indefinite sentence of imprisonment - order for the release of the Respondent…
    Judge: White J
  • 2 Aug 2019: Caratti v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police [2019] FCAFC 123
    STATUTORY INTERPRETATION - where liquidators of companies made requests to the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police for copies of seized books and records pursuant to s 3N of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) - whether appellant had standing to seek injunctive relief to prevent copies of the seized books and records being provided to the…
    Judge: Kerr, Steward and Banks-smith JJ

Speeches & Papers

Practice Notes

The Federal Crime and Related Proceedings Practice Note (CRIME-1) issued by the Court on 15 May 2017, sets out the arrangements for the management of proceedings in the Federal Crime and Related Proceedings NPA.

Other practice notes which may be relevant to this NPA include:

Forms & Rules

The Federal Court (Criminal Proceedings) Rules 2016 (Cth) (Criminal Proceedings Rules) commenced on 10 November 2016.

Under the Criminal Proceedings Rules, forms have been approved for use in proceedings in the Federal Crime and Related Proceedings NPA . 

Parties and practitioners should also be familiar, where relevant, with:


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