Special Measures Note in Response to COVID-19 (SMIN-4):
06 July 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Court has modified its practices to minimise in-person attendance on Court premises, with the Court’s priority being the health and safety of the community, parties, practitioners, judges and staff, and the families of all of these groups.
As infection rates and government restrictions ease, the opportunities for a limited return to in-person attendance in Court will increase for matters that are essential to be heard in person.
Limits on the number of people within the Court precinct are in place and all of the Court’s buildings have been assessed and prepared to ensure appropriate physical distancing can be maintained.