The Federal Court Registry in South Australia is located on the fifth floor of the Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 3 Angas Street, Adelaide.
The public enquiry counter is located on level 5.
Courtrooms are located on levels 5 and 7.
There are noticeboards on the ground floor and on levels 5 and 7 which contain details of cases which will be heard in 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 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.
The Registry counter is open to the public from 9.00am until 4.30pm. Telephone enquiries can be made from 8.30am until 5.00pm except on weekends and public holidays.
A list of matters to be heard in Court, including the commencement time and the courtroom number, can be found on this website.
Transport and parking
The Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts building is located at 3 Angas Street, next door to the Adelaide Magistrates Court on the south east corner of Victoria Square.
Buses and trams stop in Victoria Square. There is a public car park on Mill Street, off Gouger Street and also in the Central Market precinct between Gouger and Grote Streets.
Go to the Adelaide Metro to find the best route for you.
- Computer terminal
There is a computer terminal for public use which can be used to access court forms or to search the Court’s database of cases.
- Court files
You should 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.
- Child care
Staff cannot provide child care. There is a parenting room with a change table for babies on the ground floor. The Child Care Finder website offers a database of accredited child care centres, searchable by postcode, suburb or service name.
There is a cafe on the ground floor of the Commonwealth Law Courts building. There is also a wide variety of cafes and restaurants nearby along Gouger, Angas and King William Streets.
- No smoking
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.