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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.


  • 17 Sep 2021: Dallow v Ferguson [2021] FCA 1124
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for extension of time for leave to appeal under r 36.05 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) - where the applicant was incarcerated in prison and stated that he faced difficulty in filing the application for leave to appeal - where there is no merit in the applicant's application - application denied
    Judge: Anderson J
  • 30 Jul 2021: Anderson (Examiner of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission) v SAA [2021] FCA 890
    STATUTES - whether orders should be made under s 24(3) of Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (Cth)
    Judge: Nicholas J
  • 29 Jul 2021: Booth v Biber [2021] FCA 871
    CRIMINAL LAW - whether interim control should be made - whether requirements of s 104.4(1) of the schedule to the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) satisfied - where proposed interim control order not opposed by respondent - interim control order made
    Judge: Nicholas 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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