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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.


  • 19 Dec 2019: Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions v The Country Care Group Pty Ltd (No 2) [2019] FCA 2201
    CRIMINAL LAW - alleged breaches of criminal cartel offences under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) - applications by the accused to vacate the trial date and for leave to appeal from orders dismissing applications to sever and temporarily stay certain counts in the indictment - whether prosecution case as proposed would require…
    Judge: Bromwich J
  • 21 Nov 2019: Rivas v Republic of Chile [2019] FCA 1940
    EXTRADITION - application under s 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth) for judicial review of a decision of the Local Court of New South Wales refusing an application for bail under s 15 of the Extradition Act 1988 (Cth) - where applicant sought the grant of bail by the Federal Court - consideration of 'special circumstances' - consideration of…
    Judge: Abraham J
  • 18 Oct 2019: Australian Broadcasting Corporation v Kane [2019] FCA 1716
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for leave to appeal interlocutory decision of the Federal Court of Australia - where primary judge granted leave to file first proposed amended originating application, but denied leave to file further proposed amended originating application - whether leave to appeal should be granted - held: application for…
    Judge: Bromwich 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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