Return of public search for Bankruptcy, Admiralty and Native Title

18 May 2020

The Federal Law Search section of the Commonwealth Courts Portal has been restored for Bankruptcy, Admiralty and Native Title matters.

This means that non-parties can now search the Federal Court registers in the above practice areas.

Public search is still not available in other national practice areas, but extensive work and testing is underway and the Court hopes to have full functionality restored at the earliest opportunity.

In the meantime, a list of new matters is being published each week in the New Filings Lists section of the Federal Court website. This includes the name of matter, file number, filing date and practice area. This list is updated every Wednesday. It is intended that this will continue until full search functionality is available again.