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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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SYSTEM MAINTENANCE - This system will be UNAVAILABLE on Saturday 16 October 2021 from 7:00AM AEDT to 5:00PM AEDT due to scheduled maintenance.

Recent Changes

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 will continue to be used in general federal law and migration matters, some changes were made on 1 September 2021 to adjust the applications for the new court name.

What does this mean for me?

  • All saved eLodgment templates were deleted on 30 August 2021. New templates can be created from 1 September 2021.
  • Any Incomplete lodgements started or saved before 1 September 2021were deleted on 30 August 2021.
  • Any credit cards for FCC file lodgments need to be re-saved for FCFCOA files lodgments that attract a fee.

Documents older than 24 months in eLodgment to be purged

As part of a process to improve performance within the eLodgment application the Court will continue purging uploaded and processed documents that are older than 24 months. This process commenced on 1 July 2021.


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.


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. 

Provides the answers to questions you might have.

System Maintenance
Information on maintenance windows and availability of eLodgment.

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