Corporate Information

Corporate Services

Corporate services include communications, finance, human resources, information technology, library, procurement and contract management, property, risk oversight and management and statistics.

On 1 July 2016, the corporate services functions of the Federal Court, and the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia [1], merged into a single administrative entity. This follows the passage of the Courts Administration Legislation Amendment Act 2016 earlier in 2016. Each court has a separate budget allocation and maintains their distinct statutory identities.

In July 2012, the Court assumed responsibility for administering the  National Native Title Tribunal. [2]



The Court issues a number of corporate publications in accordance with Commonwealth legislation, in compliance with Senate Orders and other government requirements.





[1] Then known as the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia. In 2021 the courts merged to become the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.


[2] The corporate services functions and certain corporate and operational staff of the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) were transferred to the Federal Court on 1 July 2012 .  As a result of amendments to the Native Title Act 1993, The NNTT ceased to be a statutory agency for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and the Public Service Act 1999 headed by the Native Title Registrar (NTR).  Nevertheless the NNTT and the NTR continue to undertake statutory functions under the Native Title Act and, although neither provides an annual report to the Parliament, information about the performance of those functions is included in the Federal Court's annual report to Parliament.  The NNTT maintains a separate website.