CTH Courts

(Last updated 8 September 2020, 3:25pm)

High Court of Australia

HCA Video Connection Hearings – PROTOCOL – 6 April 2020

Practice Direction No. 2 of 2020 – Opening of the Registry – 20 March 2020

Practice Direction No. 1 of 2020 – Electronic filing of documents – cases commenced before 1 January 2020 – 20 March 2020

Federal Court of Australia

Special Measures in Response to COVID-19 (SMIN-4) – Court Attendance – 16 June 2020

Federal Court of Australia – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update 21 – 20 April 2020

Appeals and Full Court Hearings (SMIN-3) – 7 April 2020

Admiralty and Maritime (SMIN-2): Warrants for the arrest of ships – 1 April 2020

Special Measures in Response to COVID-19 (SMIN-1) Information Note (UPDATED: 31 March 2020)

Federal Court’s Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak (UPDATED: 23 March 2020)

Special Measures in Response to COVID-19 (SMIN-1) arrangements for the continued operation of the Federal Court during the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia [SUPERSEDED – No longer available]

Federal Circuit Court

Special Measures Information Notice (SMIN-2) – Subpoena Inspection in the Melbourne and Dandenong Registries – 21 August 2020

Radio interview with Chief Justice Alstergren on ABC Radio – Huge jump in urgent family law cases fuelled by lockdown stress – 12 August 2020

Joint Practice Direction 2 of 2020 – Special Measures in Response to COVID-19 – last updated 3 August 2020

Media Release – COVID-19 update: Victorian restrictions – 8 July 2020

Update to the Profession – COVID-19 Registrar and Child Dispute Services (CDS) listing measures arrangements – 24 June 2020

Child Dispute Services (CDS) – in-person interview protocol (updated) – 24 June 2020

COVID-19: Important information for migration applicants – Updated – 15 June 2020

Updated face-to-face in-court protocol – 12 June 2020

Media Release – Gradual resumption of face-to-face hearings in the Courts – 12 June 2020

Joint Practice Direction 3 of 2020 – The COVID-19 List – 28 April 2020

Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia launch COVID-19 List to deal with urgent parenting disputes – 26 April 2020

Practitioner and litigant guide to virtual hearings and Microsoft Teams – 22 April 2020

Coronavirus and changes to bankruptcy laws – temporary debt relief measures – 20 April 2020

Notice to the Profession – 9 April 2020

COVID-19: Border restrictions and shared parenting orders – 8 April 2020

COVID-19: Important information for migration applicants – 6 April 2020

Child Dispute Services – in-person interview protocol – 3 April 2020

Media Release – Statement from the Hon Will Alstergren – Parenting Orders and COVID-19 – 26 March 2020

COVID-19 Update: Information for parents – 25 March 2020

Changes to registry services – 23 March 2020

Registrar – face-to-face in-person protocol – 23 March 2020

Notice to the Profession – COVID-19 Measures and listing arrangements for Registrars and Child Dispute Services (CDS) – 23 March 2020

CDS – face-to-face interview protocol – 23 March 2020

Practice Direction 3 of 2020 – Electronic Filing and Viewing of Subpoenas – 19 March 2020

Family Court of Australia

Special Measures Information Notice (SMIN-2) – Subpoena Inspection in the Melbourne and Dandenong Registries – 21 August 2020

Radio interview with Chief Justice Alstergren on ABC Radio – Huge jump in urgent family law cases fuelled by lockdown stress – 12 August 2020

Joint Practice Direction 2 of 2020 – Special Measures in Response to COVID-19 – last updated 3 August 2020

Media Release – COVID-19 update: Victorian restrictions – 8 July 2020

Update to the Profession – COVID-19 Registrar and Child Dispute Services (CDS) listing measures arrangements – 24 June 2020

Child Dispute Services (CDS) – in-person interview protocol (updated) – 24 June 2020

Updated face-to-face in-court protocol – 12 June 2020

Media Release – Gradual resumption of face-to-face hearings in the Courts – 12 June 2020

Alternative dispute resolution, settlement and mediation services – stakeholder information – May 1 2020

Joint Practice Direction 3 of 2020 – The COVID-19 List – 28 April 2020

Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia launch COVID-19 List to deal with urgent parenting disputes – 26 April 2020

Practitioner and litigant guide to virtual hearings and Microsoft Teams – 22 April 2020

Special Measures Information Note (SMIN-1 FCoA Appeals) – Special Measures in response to COVID-19 – 14 April 2020

Notice to the Profession – 9 April 2020

COVID-19: Border restrictions and shared parenting orders – 8 April 2020

Child Dispute Services – in-person interview protocol – 3 April 2020

Statement from the Hon Will Alstergren – Parenting Orders and COVID-19 – 26 March 2020

COVID-19 Update: Information for Parents – 25 March 2020

Changes to registry services – 23 March 2020

Practice Direction 2 of 2020 – Electronic Filing, Annexures to Affidavits and Viewing of Subpoenas – 19 March 2020

Notice to the Profession – COVID-19 Measures and listing arrangements – 19 March 2020

Notice to the Profession – COVID-19 – 18 March 2020

COVID-19 Update: Changes to the delivery of Registrar and Child Dispute Services – 18 March 2020