The Federal Court Registry in Western Australia is located in the Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 1 Victoria Avenue, between St George’s Terrace and Terrace Road.
The public enquiry counter is located on level 6. Court and hearing rooms are located on levels 4, 6 and 7. Noticeboards at the Victoria Avenue entrance on level 2, the public entrance on Level 3 and on levels 4, 6 and 7 show 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 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.
The Registry enquiry counter is open between 8.30 am and 4.00 pm.
Telephone enquires can be made from 8.30am until 5.00 pm, except on weekends and public holidays.
Transport and parking
Buses run regularly along nearby St George’s Terrace. Central Area Transit (CAT) buses depart from Wellington Street bus station and stop near the corner of Hay Street and Victoria Avenue. For the most up-to-date information about public transport in Perth, please refer to the Transport Perth website.
The Perth City Council public car park No. 1 is situated in Terrace Road opposite the Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building. The Perth Concert Hall car park is also located in Terrace Road, adjacent to the building.
A taxi rank is located at the front of the Duxton Hotel on the corner of St George’s Terrace and Victoria Avenue.
Information on the Court's procedures relating to assisted dispute resolution and witnesses are available on this site. 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 copies of any filed documents.
- Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access is via a ramp at the Victoria Avenue entrance.
- Public waiting areas and toilets
Situated on all floors. Baby change tables may be obtained from the Registry on level 6.
- 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.
The area is serviced by a number of cafes and lunch bars.
- 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 user
Connect to the NRS (www.relayservice.gov.au)
and then ask for 1300 720 980.