The Federal Court Registry in Queensland is located in the Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts at 119 North Quay, Brisbane. The building is at the corner of North Quay and Tank Street. The only pedestrian entrance is from Tank Street.
The public enquiry counter is located on level 6. This is where you will need to go to file documents and forms.
Courtrooms 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are located on level 7. Court rooms 6, 7 and 8 are located on level 6.
There are noticeboards on levels 6 and 7 which show the details of the cases which will be heard by the Court each day.
For your security and safety, closed circuit television surveillance and perimeter security screening operates in the building. Your bag or personal belongings will be x-rayed (security staff can not assist with lifting heavy bags) and you will be asked to walk through a scanner. Refusal to comply may result in you being denied entry to the building. Items considered to be a security risk will be confiscated by staff and a receipt provided. They will be returned to you on departure from the building. Information about prohibited items is displayed in the building's foyer. If you have any concerns about your personal security or medical concerns about the screening process, please talk to one of the security staff.
You should allow extra time to proceed through security screening before your court appearance.
The public enquiry counter is open between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Telephone enquiries may be made between 8:30am and 5:00pm, except on weekends and public holidays.
The Court usually sits from 10:15am until 12:45pm and 2:15pm until 4:30pm. However, some court proceedings begin earlier so it is wise to check the Law List on this website or in The Courier Mail.
Transport and parking
The Registry is located within a short walk of Roma Street Railway Station. Buses from the city travel down George Street and stop between Turbot and Tank Streets.
Go to the TransLink website to find the most suitable route for you.
Public car parks which can be accessed from Tank Street and Roma Street are only a short distance from the Court. Parking for people with disabilities, a loading zone and a taxi rank are all located in Tank Street, adjacent to the Court building.
Information on the Court's procedures relating to assisted dispute resolution and witnesses can be viewed on the website. Information on the Court's area of jurisdiction including bankruptcy, corporations, human rights, and administrative and constitutional law can be found in Guides.
- Court forms
Forms are available on this website or from the Registry.
- Database of cases
There is also a computer terminal which can be used to access court forms or search the Court's database of cases.
- Court files
You should also approach the enquiry counter if you wish to search a Court file. A fee is payable for searching a court file and for obtaining copies of any filed documents.
- Wheelchair access
There is wheelchair access to the Court.
- Public toilets
Are located on levels 6, 7 and 8, including those for people with disabilities.
- Child care
Court staff cannot provide child care. The Child Care Finder website offers a database of accredited child care centres, searchable by postcode, suburb or service name.
There are various cafes in the near vicinity along North Quay, George Street, Tank Street and Turbot Street.
The Commonwealth of Australia has a no smoking policy and smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the building.
Hearing or speech impairment
If you have a hearing or speech impairment, contact the Court through the National Relay Service:
- TTY users
Phone 133 677
then ask for 1300 720 980
- Speak and Listen users
Phone 1300 555 727
then ask for 1300 720 980
- Internet relay users
Connect to the NRS (www.relayservice.gov.au)
and then ask for 1300 720 980.