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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.


  • 10 Jun 2022: Pauga v Chief Executive of Queensland Corrective Services (No 5) [2022] FCA 684
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - orders made for statement of grounds to be filed - where document filed contains 101 'grounds' in the form of generalised topical descriptions with references to discursive affidavit - where case has been managed on the basis that affidavit will not be used as the basis for articulating grounds of review - where document…
    Judge: Colvin J
  • 9 Jun 2022: Mensink v Registrar of the Federal Court of Australia [2022] FCAFC 102
    CONTEMPT OF COURT - where Registrar appointed by primary judge to continue conduct of contempt charges originally brought by special purpose liquidator after settlement of principle claim - whether a denial of procedural fairness because of an asserted lack of opportunity to be heard - whether there was power to appoint the Registrar to continue…
    Judge: Bromwich, Lee and Thawley JJ
  • 9 Jun 2022: Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions v Vina Money Transfer Pty Ltd [2022] FCA 665
    CRIMINAL LAW - sentencing - cartel conduct -corporate offender pleaded guilty to giving effect to cartel provisions - individual offenders pleaded guilty to being knowingly concerned in those contraventions - where companies ran money remittance businesses in Melbourne and Sydney
    Judge: Abraham 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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