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About this NPA

The Federal Crime and Related Proceedings NPA is comprised of the following:

  • Summary prosecutions
  • Prosecutions on indictment
  • Criminal appeals
  • Bail applications and empaneling juries for Criminal Cartel Trials
  • Civil proceedings related to confiscating assets under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth) where the Federal Court is conferred with a criminal jurisdiction.

More about the Court’s criminal and related jurisdiction

The Federal Court has:

Allocation of matters in this NPA

The Court has judges experienced in managing crime-related cases, including criminal appeals, and judicial registrars experienced in the practice and procedure of criminal prosecutions to assist the judges with the case management of such matters.

While any crime-related case is likely to be managed by the Court within this NPA, the Court will ensure that the judge allocated to manage the case has expertise in the underlying area of law the subject of the proceeding - for example, competition and consumer law or intellectual property law.


  • 20 Sep 2022: Nicolson v Naizmand [2022] FCA 1108
    CRIMINAL LAW - control orders - application for interim control order (ICO) pursuant to s 104.04 of the Criminal Code (Cth) - ICO not opposed, and most controls sought not opposed, without conceding they meet, on the balance of probabilities, the test of being reasonably necessary, and reasonably appropriate and adapted for the purposes identified …
    Judge: Bromwich J
  • 16 Sep 2022: Pauga v Samoa [2022] FCA 1097
    EXTRADITION - application for review under s 21 of the Extradition Act 1988 (Cth) - where applicant submits that the supporting documents produced to the magistrate under s 19(2)(a) were not duly authenticated - where supporting documents consisted of a bundle of documents affixed by a ribbon and seal to a certificate purporting to authenticate…
    Judge: Colvin J
  • 16 Sep 2022: Pauga v Chief Executive of Queensland Corrective Services (No 6) [2022] FCA 1096
    EXTRADITION - application for issue of a writ of habeas corpus or orders in the nature of habeas corpus - application to quash various allegedly invalid instruments recording remand of applicant in custody - where applicant remanded in custody under s 15 of the Extradition Act 1988 (Cth) - where applicant subsequently committed to prison after…
    Judge: Colvin J

Speeches & Papers

Practice Notes

The Federal Crime and Related Proceedings Practice Note (CRIME-1) issued by the Court on 15 May 2017, sets out the arrangements for the management of proceedings in the Federal Crime and Related Proceedings NPA.

Other practice notes which may be relevant to this NPA include:

Forms & Rules

The Federal Court (Criminal Proceedings) Rules 2016 (Cth) (Criminal Proceedings Rules) commenced on 10 November 2016.

Under the Criminal Proceedings Rules, forms have been approved for use in proceedings in the Federal Crime and Related Proceedings NPA . 

Parties and practitioners should also be familiar, where relevant, with:


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