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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 May 2020: Booth v Naizmand (No 2) FCA 691
    CRIMINAL LAW - control orders - confirmation of interim control orders pursuant to s 104.14(7)(b) of the Criminal Code (Cth) - orders consented to
    Judge: Bromwich J
  • 15 May 2020: Reyes v United States of America [2020] FCA 665
    EXTRADITION - application under s 26(5) of the Extradition Act 1988 (Cth) for the release of the Applicant from custody - Applicant not transported out of Australia in the two months after the date of the warrant was first liable to be executed - whether there was "reasonable cause" for the Applicant not having been extradited - whether the…
    Judge: White J
  • 1 May 2020: CXXXVIII v Honourable Justice Richard Conway White [2020] FCAFC 75
    JUDICIAL REVIEW - application for judicial review of a decision of the first respondent to issue an arrest warrant under s 31 of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (Cth) (the Act) - where applicant claims that the arrest warrant is invalid - whether the first respondent had reasonable grounds to believe the applicant was likely to commit an…
    Judge: Wigney, Bromwich and Abraham JJ

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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