- Phone and email
- Family law enquiries
- Out of hours - Duty Judge
- Follow the progress of a case - Find judgments
- Administration of the Court and website feedback
- Role of the Registries
Live Chat with the Federal Court registry if your enquiry relates to:
- Applying to the Court
- Procedures or information relating to your case
- Information and support for the Commonwealth Courts Portal, including eLodgment
- General enquiries about Federal Court proceedings.
1300 720 980
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm AEST/AEDT
From outside Australia
Hearing or speech assistance
Contact us through the National Relay Service external link then ask for 1300 720 980.
By Email - Filing of matters / Information on filed matters
General Federal Law
Inquiries on General Federal Law matters should be directed to the Registry in the state in which the case will be (or has been) lodged.
The Federal Court cannot assist with family law matters. Please email the Family Law National Enquiry Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Information regarding the progress of a federal law matter can be obtained by searching Federal Law Search, or directed to the Registry which is hearing the matter.
You are also able to track a case through the Commonwealth Courts Portal.
Check Daily Court Listings to see a list of hearings scheduled for today or the next business day.
Administrative inquiries include website feedback, human resources, financial management, information technology support, property and procurement, risk management and statistics.
Federal Court inquiries from journalists are to be directed to the Director Public Information.
The Registries provide operational support to the judges in each state, as well as registry services to legal practitioners and members of the public. The registries receive court and related documents, assist with the arrangement of court sittings and facilitate the enforcement of orders made by the Court.
The registries of the Federal Court are also registries for the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in relation to general federal law matters.
Most Registries are also registries for the Australian Competition Tribunal the Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal and the Copyright Tribunal. The Queensland, South Australian, Western Australian and Northern Territory District Registries are registries for the High Court. The Tasmanian Registry provides registry services for the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.