Update to Form 26 - Summary of the Document to be Served

06 November 2020

The Chief Justice has revoked and reissued Form 26 – Summary of the document to be served (Form 26), which is a form for the purposes of the Federal Court Rules 2011 relating to the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, done at The Hague on 15 November 1965.

A minor amendment was made to a default description on Form 26. Specifically, the default description following the field titled ‘Identity and address of the addressee’ on the first page of Form 26 was amended so that it now reads ‘person to be served’, instead of ‘Central Authority / additional authority’.

The version of Form 26 issued on 6 November 2020 by Chief Justice Allsop has been uploaded to the list of forms available on the website of the Federal Court of Australia at https://www.fedcourt.gov.au/forms-and-fees/forms/federal-court-rules.


Scott Tredwell
Acting Deputy Principal Registrar