Queensland Law Society

Federal Court crime practice note

The national Federal Crime and Related Proceedings Practice Note (CRIME-1) issued by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court came into effect on Monday 15 May.

Following the commencement of the Federal Court (Criminal Proceedings) Rules 2016 (Cth) on 10 November 2016, the court developed the new practice note for the Federal Crime and Related Proceedings National Practice Area (NPA).

The Federal Crime and Related Proceedings NPA is one of the nine NPAs forming the National Court Framework (NCF). Like the other national practice notes issued by the court on 25 October 2016, this practice note has been finalised following appropriate external consultation.

See the NPA homepage for more information on the court’s criminal and related jurisdiction, access to the practice note CRIME-1 and legislation.

As part of the introduction of the Federal Court (Criminal Proceedings) Rules 2016 new approved forms are also available. At this stage, these new forms are not yet supported by eLodgment. If you wish to file any forms under these rules, please email query@fedcourt.gov.au.

If you have any questions about this practice note or the process please contact your local registry or email practice.notes@fedcourt.gov.au.