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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.


  • 18 May 2022: Roberts v Attorney-General (Cth) [2022] FCA 574
    ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - application for judicial review of parole decision under s 19AL(1) of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) - survey of principles informing federal parole decisions - where applicant unable to access offence-specific treatment in custody - whether Attorney-General failed to consider arguments advanced by applicant - whether decision…
    Judge: Lee J
  • 29 Apr 2022: Matson v Attorney-General (Cth) [2022] FCA 461
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for reinstatement - whereas proceeding stands dismissed by operation of self-executing order - whereas non-compliance with self-executing order was allegedly a result of diary error - whereas no sworn evidence was provided in support of reasons for non-compliance - applicant refused to give evidence under oath…
    Judge: Collier J
  • 5 Apr 2022: Pauga v Chief Executive of Queensland Corrective Services (No 4) [2022] FCA 339
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - where the 'Brisbane Magistrates Court' named as the second respondent to the proceedings - whether there exists a Court established by legislation called the 'Brisbane Magistrates Court' - order made for the second respondent to be removed as a party
    Judge: Colvin J

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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