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About this NPA

The Admiralty and Maritime NPA incorporates proceedings that relate to admiralty or maritime disputes including:

Oar Mace 
The Oar Mace of Admiralty 

Latest Judgments

Recent Judgments - Federal Court

  • 7 Jun 2018: Zetta Jet Pte. Ltd v The Ship "Dragon Pearl" [2018] FCA 878
    ADMIRALTY - vessel under arrest - claim in rem pursuant to s 4(2)(a)(i) and (ii) Admiralty Act 1988 (Cth) - cross border insolvency PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - interlocutory applications - adjournment application made immediately prior to trial - delay - prejudice to parties, other litigants and administration of justice if application grante
    Judge: Burley J
  • 2 May 2018: Ozmen Entertainment Pty Ltd v Neptune Hospitality Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 647
    ADMIRALTY - joint venture to operate hospitality business aboard vessel - agreement to charter and license vessel PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - interlocutory application adoption of referee's report
    Judge: Burley J
  • 10 Apr 2018: Vautin v BY Winddown, Inc. (formerly Bertram Yachts) (No 4) [2018] FCA 426
    CONSUMER LAW - Sale of goods - Acceptable quality - Motor vessel - Defective construction of hull and superstructure - Goods with latent risk not of an acceptable quality CONSUMER LAW - Sale of goods - Acceptable quality - Right to reject - Whether rejection period expired - Whether nature and extent of breach of warranty had become "apparent" -…
    Judge: Derrington J

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Form & Rules

The key forms and rules for commencing these proceedings are:

Actions in rem


Actions in personam


Arresting a Vessel

Generally applications for arrest of a vessel are urgent and made to the Duty Registrar in the relevant registry.

Admiralty Marshals are available to arrest a vessel anywhere in Australia at any time on any day of the year.


The admiralty and maritime work of the Court is not limited to proceedings under the Admiralty Act and Admiralty Rules, see also:

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