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Live Chat with the Federal Court registry if your enquiry relates to:

  • Applying to the Court
  • Procedures or information relating to your case
  • Information and support for the Commonwealth Courts Portal, including eLodgment
  • General enquiries about Federal Court proceedings.

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By Email - Filing of matters / Information on filed matters

General Federal Law

Inquiries on General Federal Law matters should be directed to the Registry in the state in which the case will be (or has been) lodged.

Registries: ACT | NSW | NT | QLDSA | TAS | VIC | WA

Family Law

The Federal Court does not hear family law matters. If you have a family law enquiry (including divorce), please visit the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia's Enquiries Hub to contact the court or submit an enquiry.


Out of hours / Duty Judge

See Duty Judge & urgent matters 

Progress of a case / Judgments

Information regarding the progress of a federal law matter can be obtained by searching Federal Law Search, or directed to the Registry which is hearing the matter.
You are also able to track a case through the Commonwealth Courts Portal.

Check Daily Court Listings to see a list of hearings scheduled for today or the next business day.

Judgments are published daily - see listings for judgments published today, published this week or search for a judgment.

Administration of the Court & Website Feedback

Administrative inquiries include website feedback, human resources, financial management, information technology support, property and procurement, risk management and statistics.


Federal Court inquiries from journalists are to be directed to the media team

Other Court and Tribunal services

The registries of the Federal Court are also registries for the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia in relation to general federal law matters.

Most Registries are also registries for the Australian Competition Tribunal the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal and the Copyright Tribunal.

The Queensland, South Australian, Western Australian and Northern Territory District Registries are registries for the High Court of Australia.

The Tasmanian Registry provides registry services for the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

What to do in an emergency  

If you become aware of a threat to harm a judge, a Court staff member, or another party to a matter – please report it immediately. 

Matters requiring immediate attentionEmergency 000
Matters not requiring immediate attentionPolice assistance 131 444
Report a crime anonymously1800 133 000
Questions about court security and service and execution of court