Latest Courts updates

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Latest Courts updates

22/6/22: The order made under s 50 of the Court Procedures Act 2004 for the ACT Law Courts Building has now been revoked. This means that masks are no longer are a requirement of entry to public areas of the building. Court staff will continue to wear masks in accordance with the direction given by the Head of Service.

20/6/22: ACT Magistrates Court Ceremonial Sitting – A Ceremonial Sitting to mark the retirement of Magistrate Morrison will be held in Magistrates Courtroom 1, on Friday 1 July 2022 at 9.30am. The ACT Magistrates Court and Childrens Court Listings will commence at 11am on that day.

16/6/22: Federal Circuit and Family Court – Increase to general federal law court fees from 1 July 2022. Read More +

16/6/22: Federal Circuit and Family Court – Increase to family law fees from 1 July 2022. Read More +

15/6/22: ACT Magistrates Court Practice Direction 1 of 2022 – Procedures for the Galambany Court. (Note: this supersedes the earlier PD released on 27 May, which showed a start date of 31 May 2022.) Read More +

1/6/22: Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia: Operational matters in the family law jurisdiction following the 1 September 2021 reforms. Read More +

1/6/22: Administrative Appeals Tribunal – Workers’ Compensation Procedures Canberra Pilot evaluation postponed. Read More +

26/5/22: ACT Supreme Court Practice Direction 2 of 2022 – Citation of Authorities. Read More +

26/5/22: ACT Supreme Court Practice Direction 1 of 2022 – Communication with Chambers. Read More +

18/5/22: Registrar's Listing Hearings - new time of 10.15am. Read More +

9/5/22: ACAT Easy English Guide for people who may need a guardian or manager appointed. Read More +

2/5/22: Probate matters – Caveat searches. Read More +

5/4/22: Robing at Admissions Ceremonies: The Chief Justice has indicated that she would be happy for barristers and solicitors moving admissions to robe for the occasion if they choose.

30/3/22: Electronic signatures: Our Civil Litigation Committee reports that Registrars of the ACT Supreme and ACT Magistrates Courts have now confirmed that the registries will accept all documents with electronic signatures, and that will be an ongoing direction.

1/3/22: Changes to Probate Notices: From 1 March 2022 all Notices of Intention to Apply will be required to be published online on the ACT Supreme Court website. Read More +


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6/5/22: Full Court and Appellate Sitting Dates for 2023. Read More +

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1/4/22: Visibility of superannuation for property settlement proceedings: From 1 April 2022, parties to family law property settlement proceedings can apply directly to the Court to request information about the other party’s superannuation information held by the Australian Taxation Office. Read More +

31/3/22: Statement about transferring of proceedings from Family Court of Australia to Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Division 2 to Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Division 1. Read More +

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