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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.


  • 29 Jan 2019: Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions v Christian [2019] FCAFC 5
    CRIMINAL LAW - publication of judgments - appeal from judgment of primary judge substantially refusing an application by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions for an order that judgments delivered in relation to a bail application and sentence hearing not be "published publically", including on the "open source internet" - source and…
    Judge: Besanko, Flick and Robertson JJ
  • 19 Dec 2018: Luppino v Fisher [2018] FCA 2106
    CRIMINAL LAW - interlocutory application by the Second Defendant seeking disclosure from the Plaintiff of the password(s) to a mobile phone pending resolution of the Plaintiff's challenge to an order made pursuant to s 3LA of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) - consideration of the common law privilege against self-incrimination - the disclosure sought…
    Judge: White J
  • 29 Oct 2018: ZX v Commonwealth of Australia [2018] FCA 1617
    ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Australian Crime Commission (ACC) - application for judicial review - whether the ACC Board had the power by an instrument in 2016 to amend a determination made in 2013 - s 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (Cth) authorises amendment of a determination made pursuant to s 7C of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002…
    Judge: White 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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