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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 Mar 2024: Gale v Homewood [2024] FCA 264
    CRIMINAL LAW - application for interim control order ('ICO') under s 104.4 of the Criminal Code (Cth) - where ICO not opposed except for condition relating to electronic monitoring - whether that condition was reasonably necessary, and reasonably appropriate and adapted, for a purpose within s 104.4(1)(d) of the Criminal Code
    Judge: Perram J
  • 12 Mar 2024: AZO24 v Commonwealth [2024] FCA 218
    HIGH COURT AND FEDERAL COURT - Application for disqualification of judge on basis of apprehended bias - where applicant alleges serious misconduct by all Australian Prime Ministers and federal Attorneys-General since 2017 - where judge's appointment to Federal Court of Australia by Governor-General on recommendation of current federal government - …
    Judge: Kennett J
  • 4 Mar 2024: Taylor v Brookman [2024] FCA 200
    CRIMINAL LAW -- application for interim control orders pursuant to s 104.4 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) (Criminal Code) -- where respondent has been convicted in Australia of an offence relating to terrorism, a terrorist organisation or a terrorist act -- where respondent does not oppose the controls -- whether proposed orders reasonably…
    Judge: Besanko 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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