Videos & Podcasts


Lives and times of the judges is a podcasts series that explore the lives and careers of former judges and chief justices of the Federal Court of Australia.

In a series of conversations with journalist and broadcaster Fiona Gruber, each judge discusses his or her career, the influences and experiences that shaped them and their reflections on the evolution of the Federal Court.

Live streaming of hearings

The Federal Court has an ongoing commitment to providing access to justice by live streaming selected proceedings, including matters of high public interest. The hearings are streamed on the Court's YouTube channel.

To see whether a hearing will be live streamed, check the Daily Court Lists, which are updated every afternoon for the next business day. To see hearing dates for a particular matter beyond the next business day, members of the public can subscribe to track a case. Note that future dates are subject to change and should be checked closer to the hearing date.

Other proceedings are heard by remote access technology. These are also listed on the Daily Court Lists along with instructions on how members of the public can connect to the hearing.

Note:  The use of recording and transmission devices on Court premises or in Court hearings, irrespective of whether that hearing is heard in person, using remote access technology or a combination of both is strictly prohibited, without express approval of the Court. Failure to comply may constitute an offence.


Videos produced by the Federal Court of Australia and other court events are published on the Court's YouTube channel. 

Serving on a Federal Court Jury

Serving on a Federal Court JuryJury service is one of the most important rights and responsibilities that we have as members of the Australian community. Juries are used in all criminal trials in the Federal Court. A jury is made up of people chosen on a random basis from the general community. The jury is responsible for deciding whether or not the accused person is guilty.

This program (link to YouTube) shows how jury service works in the Federal Court.

Duration: 5:06 minutes | July 2019

Mediation in the Federal Court of Australia

The Federal Court of Australia has a high success rates in mediations.

A mediation is conducted around a table - not in a court room. An independent person - the mediator - helps the parties to identify and assess options so they can negotiate an end to their dispute.

Mediation in the Federal Court of Australia - link to YouTubeThis program (link to YouTube) shows in detail how mediation works and highlights the critical role played by the mediator.

Duration: 31:31 minutes | October 2014