COVID-19: Court Updates
- 27 January 2022: QR code systems in Court buildings
- 29 April 2021: Special Measures Information Note: Appeals and Full Court hearings (SMIN-5)
- 2 April 2020: Special Measures Information Note on Admiralty; Guide to virtual hearings (SMIN-2)
- 31 March 2020: Special Measures Information Note (SMIN-1) (updated)
- 23 March 2020: Special Measures Information Note (SMIN-1)
Australian State and Territory governments have mandated the use of QR codes as a means to creating a record of the time and date individuals have visited a location.
Diligent use of QR codes greatly improves the speed at which an infected person’s close and casual contacts can be identified by authorities. It also allows the publication of contact locations for the community, accelerating isolation and testing. This helps to contain a COVID-19 outbreak.
QR code check in is currently required in all court buildings.
- Special Measures Information Note: Appeals and Full Court hearings (SMIN-5) (PDF, 609 KB) has been issued.
- Special Measures in Response to COVID-19:
Admiralty and Maritime (SMIN-2) Warrants for the arrest of ships (pdf, 239 kb) has been issued
- A guide to virtual hearings and Microsoft Teams for practitioners and litigants (pdf, 325 kb) has been published.
The Special Measures in Response to COVID-19 (SMIN-1) Information Note (pdf, 239 kb) has been updated.
The Chief Justice has issued a Special Measures Information Note in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Information Note can be accessed from the Practice Notes page.