The Federal Court Registry in Victoria is located in the Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building on the corner of William and La Trobe Streets, at 305 William Street Melbourne. The main entrance is adjacent to Flagstaff Railway Station in William Street. The building also houses the Melbourne Registry of the High Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.
The public enquiry counter is located on level 7.
Federal Court court rooms are located on levels 6, 8 and 9. Mediation Centres are located on levels 6 and 9.
Electronic Noticeboards are located on levels 2, 6 and 8 and display lists of all the matters to be heard by the court on that particular day. Alternatively, you may check the listing details in the Case List which are available on this website and published each weekday in The Age.
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 public enquiry counter is open to the public from 9.00am until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Telephone enquiries can be made between 8.30am and 5.00pm except on weekends and public holidays.
Transport and parking
The Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building is located adjacent to Flagstaff Railway Station. Tram routes 24, 30, 55 and the free City Circle tram all stop at the intersection of LaTrobe and William Streets. For the most up-to-date information about public transport in Melbourne, please refer to the Public Transport Victoria website.
There are several public car parks only a short distance from the building. These offer hourly and daily parking at commercial rates.
Details about parking options for people with disabilities is.available on the City of Melbourne website.
Information on the Court's procedures relating to assisted dispute resolution and witnesses are available on this website. Information on the Court's jurisdiction including bankruptcy, corporations, human rights, and administrative and constitutional law can be found in Guides.
Court forms are also available on this website or from the Registry.
- Database of cases
There is also a computer terminal for public use which can be used to access court forms or to search the Court’s database of cases.
- Court file
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
Wheelchair access to the building is via the main entrance.
- Public toilets
Public toilets including a toilet with access for people with disabilities, are located on levels 2, 4, 6 and 8.
- Child staff
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.
A cafe is located off the concourse adjacent to Flagstaff Station. A number of other food and beverage outlets are located nearby.
- No smoking
The Commonwealth of Australia has a no smoking policy and smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the building.
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.