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Welcome to eLodgment

eLodgment can be used for the electronic lodgment of applications and supporting documents in Federal Law matters.

Please click here to find out more about eLodgment or email us if you have any questions. 



Are you commencing proceedings relating to a Protection Visa?
The Court has a centralised pre-lodgment pseudonym service for practitioners and litigants in proceedings relating to Protection Visas. Obtain a pseudonym (hidden identity) before lodging your application or appeal. Please email

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Recent Changes
Effective Monday 30 January 2022:

  • Filing of Consent to Act as Trustee in Bankruptcy now require the entry of the name or names of all consenting registered trustees.
  • When lodging an Amended or Replacement Indictment in Criminal Proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia you can now choose to lodge one that references rule 3.07. Fields for providing additional information will appear for completion when this Indictment is lodged.
  • Applications in a Case are now called Application in a Proceeding in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). From Monday 30 January you can only lodge an Application in a Proceeding. Application in a Case will no longer be available to lodge.

Effective from 1 September 2021 the Family Court of Australia (FCoA) and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC) became Division 1 and Division 2 respectively of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA). eLodgment and eCourtroom are used for lodging FCFCOA applications in general federal law and migration matters.

Old Federal Circuit Court Forms - Grace Period

Incomplete lodgments older than 30 days will be deleted on a regular basis to continue improvements to performance in eLodgment

Documents older than 24 months in eLodgment to be purged
As part of a process to improve performnace within the eLodgment application the Court will continue purging uploaded and processed documents that are older than 24 months.

What do you need to do?
You should always download and save stamped versions of your lodged documents.

If you have registered with the Commonwealth Courts Portal (CCP) you will be able to view any eLodged documents on a matter that you are linked to through the CCP. The only exception is confidential or suppressed documents which will not be sent through to the CCP. Click here for information about registering for the CCP

Visually impaired users, experiencing difficulties reading the eLodgment screens, can obtain assistance from their local registry. Registry staff can also offer additional assistance for People with Disabilities and in certain circumstances arrange an interpreter for you. Information on these services can be found Help for people with disabilities or If you need an interpreter

New Users
Provides information on using eLodgment, including user guides, acceptable use policy and how to apply for a Credit Account with the Court.
Approval of Registration may take up to 1 Business Day before you can use eLodgment.

Pseudonym / Hidden Identity
IMPORTANT!! If you need to lodge an application or appeal relating to a protection visa, please contact the centralised pseudonym service before lodgment. Send an email to
A pseudonym (hidden identity) is required by legislation for certain proceedings relating to protection visa matters.
If you are not lodging an application relating to a protection visa but wish to hide your identity for other reasons, you will need an order of the Court. Please lodge your application, select the request “Suppress” check box in eLodgment and upload a letter explaining the reason or reasons for your request.

Before you start eLodging documents please ensure you review the checklist of requirements. 

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System Maintenance
Information on maintenance windows and availability of eLodgment.

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