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Federal Court of Australia


What does this court do?

This court has broad jurisdiction covering the follow issues of law:

  • Most civil matters 

  • Some summary matters 

  • Consumer protection 

  • Restrictive trade practices 

  • Administrative law – dealing with administrative decisions such as the legality of the decisions rather than the merits of the decisions and many other Commonwealth administrative decisions 

  • Taxation matters- on appeal from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal 

  • Native Title 

  • Maritime claims 

  • Human Rights 

  • Workplace relations 

  • Intellectual property

Who can appear?

You can apply to the court if the court has jurisdiction as listed above to hear your case.

Court Location

The court sits in all capital cities in Australian and elsewhere from time to time.

In NSW, the Federal Court Registry is located on levels 17 – 22 of the Law Courts Building at 237 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

Our dedicated team can assist you with queries relating to matters involving the Federal Court of Australia. Complete and submit the Express Enquiry form on the top right hand side of this page and we will contact you to discuss your enquiry, or call us on 1300 QUINNS (1300 784 667) or on +61 2 9223 9166 to arrange an appointment.