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These Rules amend the High Court Rules 2004 to provide for electronic lodgment of documents, including amending the court forms, for all cases commenced after 1 January 2020. They also amend the second schedule governing the schedule of fees for work done or services performed.
Administered by: Attorney-General's; Finance
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation Act 2003 s 8(8)(d)
Registered 20 Dec 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR04-Feb-2020
Tabled Senate04-Feb-2020
Date of repeal 15 May 2020
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
Table of contents.

Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

High Court Amendment (Electronic Filing and Other Matters) Rules 2019

We, Justices of the High Court of Australia, make the following Rules of Court.

 

Dated   19 December 2019

 

S. M. Kiefel

 

V. M. Bell

 

S. J. Gageler

 

P. A. Keane

 

G. A. A. Nettle

 

M. M. Gordon

 

J. J. Edelman

 

Justices of the High Court of Australia

P. A. Lynch
Chief Executive and

Principal Registrar

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Electronic filing                                                                                                                    2

High Court Rules 2004                                                                                                                         2

Schedule 2—Forms                                                                                                                                        13

High Court Rules 2004                                                                                                                       13

Schedule 3—Fees for work done and services performed                                                    62

High Court Rules 2004                                                                                                                       62

Schedule 4—Transitional provisions                                                                                                  65

High Court Rules 2004                                                                                                                       65

 


1  Name

                   These Rules are the High Court Amendment (Electronic Filing and Other Matters) Rules 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of these Rules specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of these Rules

The day after these Rules are registered.

21 December 2019

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of these Rules as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of these Rules.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of these Rules. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of these Rules.

3  Authority

                   These Rules are made under the following:

                     (a)  the Judiciary Act 1903;

                     (b)  the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918;

                     (c)  the Nauru (High Court Appeals) Act 1976;

                     (d)  the High Court of Australia Act 1979.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to these Rules is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to these Rules has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Electronic filing

  

High Court Rules 2004

1  Rule 1.06

Insert:

Fees Regulations means the High Court of Australia (Fees) Regulation 2012.

2  Rule 1.07

Repeal the rule, substitute:

1.07  Lodging documents with the Court

1.07.1         Unless the Registrar otherwise directs, a document to be filed in the Court must be lodged with the Court by being sent electronically using the Court’s Digital Lodgment System Portal.

Note:          For when a document is filed, see rule 1.10.

1.07.2         The following information must also be provided with the document using the Court’s Digital Lodgment System Portal:

                     (a)  if a solicitor prepares the document—the name, postal address, telephone number and email address of the firm, and the name of an individual in the firm who can be contacted in respect of the matter;

                     (b)  if the party or person on whose behalf the document is to be filed is not represented by a solicitor—the name, postal address, telephone number and email address of the party or person;

                     (c)  in any case—the capital city of the State or Territory in which the proceedings are to be, or were, commenced.

1.07.3         The person who sends the document must:

                     (a)  keep a paper or electronic copy of the document; and

                     (b)  if directed to do so by the Court, a Justice or the Registrar, produce a hard copy of the document.

3  Rule 1.08.1

Repeal the rule, substitute:

1.08.1         Unless these Rules provide otherwise, a document to be filed in the Court must:

                     (a)  be in clear, sharp, legible and permanent type of at least 12 point size; and

                     (b)  be in A4 size; and

                     (c)  have margins of at least 2.5 cm at the top, bottom, left and right sides; and

                     (d)  have each page numbered and every tenth line on each page numbered in the left margin; and

                     (e)  be without erasure or alteration that causes material disfigurement; and

                      (f)  comply with any other requirements relating to formatting specified in a Practice Direction.

4  Rule 1.08.2

Omit “Unless the Rules provide to the contrary, the first page of every document filed in the Court shall”, substitute “Unless these Rules provide otherwise, the first page of a document to be filed in the Court must”.

5  Subparagraph 1.08.2(c)(ii)

Omit “filed; and”, substitute “filed.”.

6  Subparagraphs 1.08.2(c)(iii) and (iv)

Repeal the subparagraphs.

7  Rules 1.08.3 to 1.08.5

Repeal the rules.

8  At the end of Part 1

Add:

1.10  When a document is filed

1.10.1         A document is filed in the Court if:

                     (a)  it has been lodged with the Court in accordance with rule 1.07; and

                     (b)  it is accepted in the Registry.

1.10.2         A Registrar must not accept a document lodged for filing unless any fee payable under the Fees Regulations for filing the document has been paid.

1.10.3         A Registrar must not accept a document lodged for filing if the document is subject to the direction of a Justice under rule 6.07 and the leave referred to in that rule has not been obtained.

1.10.4         A Registrar may refuse to accept a document lodged for filing if it appears to the Registrar that the document:

                     (a)  is not substantially complete; or

                     (b)  does not substantially comply with these Rules; or

                     (c)  is not properly signed or executed.

1.10.5         A document that is accepted in the Registry is taken to have been filed:

                     (a)  if a fee is payable under the Fees Regulations for filing the document:

                              (i)  on the day the fee is received; or

                             (ii)  if the fee is not received during the office hours of the office of the Registry at the capital city provided under paragraph 1.07.2(c)—on the next day the office is open; or

                     (b)  if no fee is payable under the Fees Regulations for filing the document:

                              (i)  on the day the document is received; or

                             (ii)  if the document is not received during the office hours of the office of the Registry at the capital city provided under paragraph 1.07.2(c)—on the next day the office is open.

1.10.6         If a document is filed in the Court, a Registrar must insert as the first page of the document a page that records the date of filing.

1.10.7         If a page has been inserted as the first page of a document in accordance with rule 1.10.6, the page is taken to be part of the document for the purposes of these Rules.

9  Rule 3.01.3

Omit “, or by written alteration to the document and copies of the document which have been filed or served”.

10  Rule 4.06 (heading)

Omit “and Stamps”.

11  Paragraph 4.06.2(ca)

Repeal the paragraph.

12  Rules 4.06.3 and 4.06.4

Repeal the rules.

13  Rule 4.07

Repeal the rule, substitute:

4.07  Custody of and access to documents and records

4.07.1         The Registrar is to have the custody of:

                     (a)  each document issued by or filed in the Court; and

                     (b)  the records of the Court kept in the Registry.

4.07.2         The Registrar must keep proper indexes to the documents issued by or filed in the Court.

4.07.3         The Registrar must keep a record of:

                     (a)  all documents issued by or filed in the Court showing the dates the documents were issued or filed; and

                     (b)  all steps taken in each application and proceeding in the Court showing the dates the steps were taken.

4.07.4         The Registrar may give a person electronic access to a document issued by or filed in the Court except:

                     (a)  affidavits and exhibits to affidavits that have not been received in evidence in Court; or

                     (b)  documents containing information disclosing the identity of a person where disclosure of the identity of that person is prohibited, whether by Act, order of the Court or otherwise; or

                     (c)  documents containing information to which a suppression order, a non‑publication order, or any other confidentiality order, made by a court applies; or

                     (d)  documents containing information in relation to which an application for an order referred to in paragraph (c) has been made but has not yet been determined;

if any fee payable under the Fees Regulations in relation to searching or inspecting the document has been paid.

4.07.5         Records referred to in rules 4.07.1 and 4.07.3, and indexes referred to in rule 4.07.2, may be kept by electronic means.

4.07.6         A subpoena for production of a document in the custody of the Registrar must not be issued.

14  Rule 5.01.1

Omit “shall file a notice of a constitutional matter in the office of the Registry in which the proceeding is pending”, substitute “must file a notice of a constitutional matter”.

15  Subparagraph 5.02.2(b)(iii)

Omit “date” (wherever occurring), substitute “day”.

16  Rule 5.03

Repeal the rule, substitute:

5.03  Affidavit of service

5.03.1         The party, intervener, or applicant for leave to intervene or appear who serves the notice of a constitutional matter must file an affidavit of service of the notice, proving compliance with rule 5.02, within 2 days after service and no later than 2 days before the day fixed for the hearing of the proceeding.

5.03.2         Rule 5.03.1 has effect subject to rule 9.04A.3.

17  Paragraph 5.04.1(a)

Omit “in an office of the Registry”.

18  Paragraphs 6.02.5(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  if a new solicitor for the party files a notice of change of solicitor and serves on every other party a copy of that notice stating a new address for service of the party; or

                     (b)  if the party files a notice that the solicitor has ceased to act for that party and serves on every other party a copy of that notice stating a new address for service; or

19  Rule 6.02.7

Omit “the new”, substitute “a new”.

20  Rule 6.03

Omit “rule 13.04, the written opinion shall be then”, substitute “rules 13.04 and 25.09.2, the written opinion must be”.

21  Rule 6.05

Omit “shall be taken off”, substitute “is to be removed from”.

22  Rule 7.01.2

Repeal the rule, substitute:

7.01.2         A return of service or execution of a document or process must be made by filing the document or process with a certificate, signed by the Marshal or deputy, stating what was done.

23  Rule 8.04.5

Omit “rule 8”, substitute “rule 8.04.1”.

24  Rule 9.04.1

Omit “9.04.1”.

25  Paragraphs 9.04.1(c) and (d)

Repeal the paragraphs.

26  Paragraph 9.04.1(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (e)  sending it by email to the person’s address for service.

27  Rule 9.04.2

Repeal the rule.

28  After rule 9.04

Insert:

9.04A  Service by notification from the Court

9.04A.1      A requirement under these Rules for a document (other than an originating process) to be served on a party is taken to have been met if an email containing a statement to the effect that the document has been filed is sent by the Registry to:

                     (a)  the email address for service of the party to be served; and

                     (b)  the email address for service of the party who would, apart from this rule, be required to serve the document.

9.04A.2      If an email relating to a document is sent to a party in accordance with rule 9.04A.1, the document is taken to be served on the party:

                     (a)  if the email was sent during the office hours of the office of the Registry at the capital city provided under paragraph 1.07.2(c) when the document was filed—on the day the email was sent; or

                     (b)  if the email was sent outside those office hours—on the next business day after the email was sent.

9.04A.3      An affidavit of service is not required in relation to a document that is served on a party in accordance with rule 9.04A.1.

29  Rules 9.05 and 9.06

Repeal the rules, substitute:

9.05  Address for service

9.05.1         Subject to rule 9.05.3, each of the following is an address for service of a party commencing a proceeding in the Court:

                     (a)  the postal address referred to in rule 1.07.2 provided with the originating process;

                     (b)  the email address referred to in rule 1.07.2 provided with the originating process.

9.05.2         Subject to rule 9.05.3, each of the following is an address for service of a party against whom proceedings have been commenced in the Court:

                     (a)  the postal address referred to in rule 1.07.2 provided with the party’s notice of appearance, submitting appearance or conditional appearance;

                     (b)  the email address referred to in rule 1.07.2 provided with the party’s notice of appearance, submitting appearance or conditional appearance.

9.05.3         If an address for service of a party under rule 9.05.1 or 9.05.2 has been changed under rule 6.02.5, 6.02.7 or 9.06, the address for service of the party is that address as most recently changed.

9.06  Change of address for service

                   A party may change an address for service of the party by filing and serving on each other party to the proceeding notice of the new address for service.

30  Rule 13.02.1

Omit “made by summons”.

31  Rule 13.02.2

Omit “summons” (wherever occurring), substitute “application”.

32  Paragraph 13.03.3(b)

Omit “a summons”, substitute “an application”.

33  Paragraph 13.03.3(c)

Omit “the summons”, substitute “the application”.

34  Rule 20.02

Repeal the rule.

35  Rule 21.09.4

Repeal the rule, substitute:

21.09.4       An application for leave under rule 21.09.3 must:

                     (a)  be in Form 21; and

                     (b)  be served personally on the person against whom enforcement of the judgment or order is sought.

36  Rule 23.01.4

Repeal the rule.

37  Rule 23.03.4

Repeal the rule, substitute:

23.03.4       An application under rule 23.03.3 must:

                     (a)  be in Form 21; and

                     (b)  be filed within 14 days after the day the conditional appearance is filed.

38  Rule 23.04.1

Repeal the rule.

39  Rule 23.04.2

Omit “23.04.2”.

40  Rule 23.04.2

Omit “stamped”.

41  Paragraph 25.12.2(b)

Omit “issue a summons requiring”, substitute “require”.

42  Rule 26.01.4

Repeal the rule.

43  Rule 26.04.6

Repeal the rule.

44  Rule 26.05.4

Repeal the rule.

45  Paragraph 26.10.2(b)

Omit “issue a summons requiring”, substitute “require”.

46  At the end of paragraphs 27.01(a) to (d)

Add “and”.

47  Paragraph 27.01(e)

Repeal the paragraph.

48  Rule 27.06

Repeal the rule, substitute:

27.06  Application for directions

27.06.1       No later than 14 days after the time referred to in paragraph 27.01(d) for a defendant to file a notice of appearance, the plaintiff must file and serve on all other parties (whether or not those parties have appeared) an application for directions.

27.06.2       The application must be in Form 21.

27.06.3       The plaintiff must file and serve with the application an outline of the submissions that the plaintiff wishes to make on the hearing of the application. The outline must:

                     (a)  state why the matter should not be remitted to another court or, if the plaintiff submits that it should be remitted, identify the Court to which it should be remitted; and

                     (b)  state what further steps, if any, should be taken in the Court (whether by way of reference of a question of law to a Full Court or otherwise); and

                     (c)  specify the times by which, and manner in which, further steps in the Court are to be taken; and

                     (d)  set out the precise terms of the orders which the plaintiff submits should be made on the application.

27.06.4       On hearing the application, a Justice may give such directions for the further conduct of the proceeding as appear necessary or desirable for the just and efficient disposition of the matter.

49  Paragraph 27.07.6(b)

Omit “a summons”, substitute “an application in Form 21”.

50  Rule 27.08.6

Repeal the rule, substitute:

27.08.6       The special case must:

                     (a)  be prepared by the plaintiff; and

                     (b)  be signed by the parties or their counsel or their solicitors; and

                     (c)  be filed and served on each party to the proceeding who has filed an appearance.

51  Rule 27.10.5

Repeal the rule, substitute:

27.10.5       The plaintiff must serve the notice of discontinuance on each other party on the day it is filed.

52  Rule 30.03.1

Omit “in the Registry in the State or Territory in which the election was held”.

53  Rule 32.01

Repeal the rule, substitute:

32.01  Application for directions

32.01.1       Within 14 days after a person has filed notice of appearance to a petition, the petitioner must file and serve on all parties (whether or not they have appeared) an application for directions.

32.01.2       The application must be in Form 21.

32.01.3       The petitioner must file and serve with the application an outline of the submissions which the petitioner wishes to make on the hearing of the application. The outline must:

                     (a)  state why the matter should not be remitted to the Federal Court of Australia; and

                     (b)  state what further steps, if any, should be taken in the Court (whether by way of reference of a question of law to a Full Court or otherwise); and

                     (c)  specify the times by which, and manner in which, further steps in the Court are to be taken; and

                     (d)  set out the precise terms of the orders which the petitioner submits should be made on the application.

32.01.4       On the hearing of the application, a Justice may give such directions for the further conduct of the petition as appear necessary or desirable for the just and efficient disposition of the matter.

54  Rule 41.01.5

Repeal the rule.

55  Rule 41.02.3

Repeal the rule.

56  Rule 41.03.1

Omit “in any manner provided by these Rules for the service of documents, or by leaving a copy at the address for service, if any, of the parties to be served in the proceedings in the court below,”.

57  Rule 41.07.6

Repeal the rule, substitute:

41.07.6       Within 21 days after the time fixed for filing and serving a reply, or such other time as a Justice or the Registrar may direct, the applicant must:

                     (a)  prepare and file the application book; and

                     (b)  serve the application book on each respondent who filed a notice of appearance.

58  Paragraph 41.11.2(b)

Omit “issue a summons requiring”, substitute “require”.

59  Rule 42.04

Repeal the rule.

60  Rule 42.05.4

Omit “or by leaving a copy at the address for service, if any, of the parties to be served in the proceedings from which the appeal is brought”.

61  Rule 42.10

Repeal the rule, substitute:

42.10  Documents

                   Unless a Justice or the Registrar otherwise orders, the appellant must, when the notice of appeal is filed, file a list of all exhibits tendered before the primary judge and the court below.

62  Rule 42.13.3

Omit “printed or”.

63  Rule 42.13.4

Omit “and printed on both sides of the sheet”.

64  Rule 42.13.5

Omit “bound in separate volumes of not more than 500 pages (that is 250 sheets)”, substitute “reproduced in separate volumes of not more than 500 pages”.

65  At the end of subparagraph 42.13.6(a)(iii)

Add “and”.

66  Subparagraphs 42.13.6(a)(iv) to (vii)

Repeal the subparagraphs.

67  Rule 42.13.7

Repeal the rule, substitute:

42.13.7       Each page of the core appeal book must have a 2.5 cm margin on each side and every tenth line must be numbered in the left margin.

68  Rule 42.13.8

Repeal the rule.

69  Paragraphs 42.13.10(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  file the core appeal book; and

                     (b)  serve the core appeal book on each respondent who has filed a notice of appearance.

70  Rule 42.15.2

Omit “issue a summons requiring”, substitute “require”.

71  Paragraphs 44.02.1(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  file its written submissions, not exceeding 20 pages, and chronology; and

                     (b)  serve each document on the respondent and any intervener.

72  Paragraphs 44.02.4(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  file, with its written submissions, an indexed book of the further material; and

                     (b)  serve, with its written submissions, the indexed book of the further material on the respondent and any intervener.

73  Paragraphs 44.03.1(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  file its written submissions, not exceeding 20 pages; and

                     (b)  serve the written submissions on the appellant and any intervener.

74  Paragraphs 44.03.4(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  file, with its written submissions, an indexed book of the respondent’s further material; and

                     (b)  serve, with its written submissions, the indexed book of the respondent’s further material on the appellant and any intervener.

75  Paragraphs 44.04.1(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  file its written submissions, not exceeding 20 pages; and

                     (b)  serve the written submissions on each party and any other intervener.

76  Paragraph 53.04.1(a)

Omit “summon and”.

77  Paragraph 53.04.1(d)

Omit “issue summonses to”, substitute “require the attendance of”.

78  Paragraph 53.05(b)

Omit “copies of bills of costs”, substitute “the bill of costs”.

79  Rule 54.01

Repeal the rule, substitute:

54.01  Commencing taxation

                   Taxation of costs is commenced by the party whose costs are to be taxed:

                     (a)  filing the bill of costs to be taxed; and

                     (b)  within 7 days after filing the bill, serving the bill on the party liable to pay the costs.

80  Paragraph 56.02(f)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                      (f)  scanning the document;

                     (g)  lodging the document;

                     (h)  any other administrative task relating to the preparation, transmission (by any means) or lodgment of the document.

81  Rule 57.01.2

Repeal the rule, substitute:

57.01.2       If a party has indorsed a bill with a request under rule 57.01.1:

                     (a)  the party filing the bill must, within 7 days after filing the bill, serve the bill and each of the documents referred to in rule 54.02.4 on each other party to the taxation; and

                     (b)  the party filing the bill must, within 7 days after filing the bill, file an affidavit deposing to the time and manner of the service required by paragraph (a); and

                     (c)  the Taxing Officer must not make the estimate requested until at least 14 days after the bill is filed.

82  Rule 57.05.2

Omit “a summons”, substitute “an application”.

Schedule 2Forms

  

High Court Rules 2004

1  Schedule 1

Repeal the Schedule, substitute:

Schedule 1Forms

Note:       See rule 1.09.

  

Forms

 

Title

Form

Rule

 

Notice of a constitutional matter

1

5.01.3

 

Notice of intervention

1A

5.04.2

 

Judgment

2

8.01.1

 

Order

3

8.01.2

 

Consent

4

8.04.2

 

Arrest warrant

5

11.03.2

 

Committal warrant

6

11.03.3

 

Notice of appearance

7

23.01.3

26.03

31.01.1

41.04

42.06.2

 

Submitting appearance

8

23.02

26.03

41.04

42.06.3

 

Conditional appearance

9

23.03.2

 

Subpoena to give evidence

10

24.02.2

 

Subpoena to give evidence and produce documents

11

24.02.3

 

Application for a constitutional or other writ

12

25.01.1

 

Response to application for a constitutional or other writ

12A

25.07.2

 

Writ of mandamus

13

25.13.2

 

Writ of prohibition

14

25.14

 

Writ of certiorari

15

25.15

 

Writ of habeas corpus

16

25.16.2

 

Application for removal

17

26.01.1

 

Response to application for removal

18

26.04.2

 

Writ of summons

20

27.01

 

Application

21

6.06.1

13.02.1

21.09.4

23.03.4

27.06.2

27.07.6

32.01.2

57.05.2

 

Election petition

22

30.01

 

Application for leave or special leave to appeal

23

41.01.1

 

Response to application for leave or special leave to appeal

23A

41.05.3

 

Notice of appeal

24

42.02.1

 

Notice of discontinuance

25

26.08.1

41.09.1

42.14.1

 

Notice of cross‑appeal

26

42.08.2

 

Notice of contention

27

42.08.5

 

Appellant’s submissions

27A

44.02.2

 

Appellant’s chronology

27B

44.02.3

 

Intervener’s submissions

27C

44.04.4

 

Respondent’s submissions

27D

44.03.3

 

Appellant’s reply

27E

44.05.5

 

Outline of oral submissions

27F

44.08.2

 

Bill of costs

28

54.02.1

 

Certificate of taxation

29

57.04.3

 

Ex parte application for leave to institute a proceeding

30

6.06.3

 

Ex parte application for leave to issue or file

31

6.07.3

Form 1Notice of constitutional matter

Note:       See rule 5.01.3.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[         ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:

                                                                                                                         AB

                                                                                 Plaintiff/Appellant/Applicant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                      Defendant/Respondent

 

NOTICE OF A CONSTITUTIONAL MATTER

 

1.         The [party whose case raises the matter e.g. plaintiff, appellant, etc.] gives notice that this proceeding involves a matter arising under the Constitution or involving its interpretation within the meaning of Section 78B of the Judiciary Act 1903.

 

2.         [State the nature of the matter (e.g. the constitutional issue which is said to arise.]

 

3.         [State the facts showing the matter is one to which Section 78B of the Judiciary Act 1903 applies.]

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                        ....................(signed)….....................

[Party

or Legal Practitioner]

 

 

To:              The other party

                   [Firm name or Party is self‑represented]

 

                   [Attorneys‑General of the Commonwealth, the States, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory]

Form 1ANotice of intervention

Note:       See rule 5.04.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[         ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                             Plaintiff/Appellant/Applicant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                      Defendant/Respondent

 

NOTICE OF INTERVENTION

 

1.         The Attorney‑General of [the Commonwealth of Australia or the name of a State or Territory] gives notice of the Attorney‑General’s intervention in this proceeding under Section 78A of the Judiciary Act 1903.

 

2.         [If applicable, state that the Attorney‑General intervenes in support of the position of [specify relevant appellant/plaintiff or respondent/defendant].]

 

3.         The Attorney‑General of [the Commonwealth of Australia or the name of a State or Territory] is represented by [Firm name].

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                        ......................(signed)......................

                                                                                     [Attorney‑General or

                                                                                     Legal Practitioner]

Form 2Judgment

Note:       See rule 8.01.1.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[          ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                             Plaintiff/Appellant/Applicant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                      Defendant/Respondent

 

JUDGMENT

 

JUSTICE[S]:                          

 

DATE GIVEN:                       

 

INITIATING PROCESS:         [State whether by application or appeal.]

 

APPEARANCES:                     [Set out names of persons who appeared; state whether counsel or solicitor and whom they represented; state the non‑appearance of any person entitled to appeal who did not.]

 

 

THE JUDGMENT OF THE COURT IS:

 

 

 

 

 

DATE AUTHENTICATED

 

                                                                                                                  ....................................

                                                                                                                         Registrar

Form 3Order

Note:       See rule 8.01.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[         ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                             Plaintiff/Appellant/Applicant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                      Defendant/Respondent

 

ORDER

 

JUSTICE[S]:                          

 

DATE GIVEN:                       

 

INITIATING PROCESS:         [State whether by application or appeal.]

 

APPEARANCES:                     [Set out names of persons who appeared; state whether counsel or solicitor and whom they represented; state the non‑appearance of any person entitled to appear who did not.]

 

 

                                                                                                                   

 

THE COURT ORDERS THAT:

 

 

 

DATE AUTHENTICATED

 

                                                                                                                  ....................................

                                                                                                                         Registrar

Form 4Consent

Note:       See rule 8.04.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                             Plaintiff/Appellant/Applicant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                      Defendant/Respondent

 

CONSENT

 

We consent to the making of the following order[s] in this proceeding:

 

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                          .....................(signed)....................

[Plaintiff/Appellant/Applicant

or Legal Practitioner]

 

 

 

                                                                                                          .....................(signed)....................

[Defendant/Respondent

or Legal Practitioner]

Form 5Arrest warrant

Note:       See rule 11.03.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                             Plaintiff

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                          Defendant

 

ARREST WARRANT

 

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth:

 

 

TO THE MARSHAL

 

Arrest [name] and bring that person before the Court [or a Justice] forthwith to answer a charge of contempt.  If it is not practicable to bring [name] before the Court forthwith detain him/her in custody and, when it is practicable to bring him/her before the Court, do so forthwith.

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                               ................(signed)...............

                                                                                                                   Justice

Form 6Committal warrant

Note:       See rule 11.03.3.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                             Plaintiff

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                          Defendant

 

COMMITTAL WARRANT

 

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth:

 

 

TO THE MARSHAL

 

TAKE [name] to the prison at [address of prison] and deliver him/her to the Governor of that prison.

 

OR

 

ARREST [name] and take him/her to the prison at [address of prison] and deliver him/her to the Governor of that prison.

 

 

                                                                                                               ................(signed)...............

                                                                                                                   Justice

 

TO THE GOVERNOR of the prison at [address of prison]

 

RECEIVE [name] into your custody and keep him/her until the further order of the Court.

 

[Name’s] committal is for contempt of Court in that [state nature of contempt].

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                               ................(signed)...............

                                                                                                                   Justice

Form 7Notice of appearance

Note:       See rules 23.01.3, 26.03, 31.01.1, 41.04 and 42.06.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                             Plaintiff/Appellant/Petitioner/Applicant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                      Defendant/Respondent

 

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE

 

The [defendant/respondent] [CD] appears.

 

[CD] is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

[CD] is self‑represented.

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                          .....................(signed)....................

[Defendant/Respondent

or Legal Practitioner]

Form 8Submitting appearance

Note:       See rules 23.02, 26.03, 41.04 and 42.06.3.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                             Plaintiff/Appellant/Applicant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                      Defendant/Respondent

 

SUBMITTING APPEARANCE

 

The [defendant/respondent] [CD] submits to any order the Court may make in this matter save as to costs.

 

[CD] is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

[CD] is self‑represented.

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

                                                                                                 [Defendant/Respondent

or Legal Practitioner]

Form 9Conditional appearance

Note:       See rule 23.03.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                             Plaintiff/Appellant/Applicant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                      Defendant/Respondent

 

CONDITIONAL APPEARANCE

 

The [defendant/respondent] [CD] enters a conditional appearance in this matter.

 

[CD] is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

[CD] is self‑represented.

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

                                                                                                 [Defendant/Respondent

or Legal Practitioner]

Form 10Subpoena to give evidence

Note:       See rule 24.02.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                             Plaintiff

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                          Defendant

 

SUBPOENA

 

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth:

 

 

TO

 

OF [address]

 

YOU ARE SUMMONED to attend and produce this subpoena before the Court [or a Justice] at [address of Court] on [date] at [time] or, if notice of a later day is given to you by the party who requested the issue of the subpoena, or by the solicitor for that party, on that later day, and until you are excused from further attending.

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                               ................(signed)...............

                                                                                                                Registrar

 

This subpoena was issued at the request of [name of party], who is represented by [Firm name] OR who is self‑represented.

Form 11Subpoena to give evidence and produce documents

Note:       See rule 24.02.3.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                             Plaintiff

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                          Defendant

 

SUBPOENA

 

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth:

 

 

TO

 

OF [address]

 

YOU ARE SUMMONED to attend and produce this subpoena and the other documents and things specified in the Schedule before the Court [or a Justice] at [address of Court] on [date] at [time] or, if notice of a later day is given to you by the party who requested the issue of the subpoena, or by the solicitor for that party, on that later day, and until you are excused from further attending.

 

Schedule

 

[description of documents and things to be produced]

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                               ................(signed)...............

                                                                                                                Registrar

 

This subpoena was issued at the request of [name of party], who is represented by [Firm name] OR who is self‑represented.

Form 12Application for a constitutional or other writ

Note:       See rule 25.01.1.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                             Plaintiff

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                          Defendant

 

APPLICATION FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL OR OTHER WRIT

 

The plaintiff applies for the relief set out in Part I below on the grounds set out in Part II below

 

Part I:          [The precise orders sought, including any extension of time sought.]

 

Part II:         [A concise statement of the grounds of the application.]

 

Part III:       [Reasons why the application should not be remitted to another court or, if the plaintiff submits that it should be remitted, identify the court to which it should be remitted.]

 

Part IV:       [A brief statement of the factual background to the application.]

 

Part V:        [A brief statement of the plaintiff’s argument in support of the application.]

 

Part VI:       [Any reasons why an order for costs should not be made in favour of the defendant in the event that the application is refused.]

 

Part VII:      [A list of the authorities on which the plaintiff relies, identifying the paragraphs at which the relevant passages appear.]

 

Part VIII:     [The particular constitutional provisions, statutes and statutory instruments applicable to the questions the subject of the application set out verbatim.  If more than one page in length, this Part should be attached as an annexure.]

 

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

                                                                                                                              [Plaintiff

                                                                                                                   or Legal Practitioner]

 

To:       The Defendant

            [Firm name (if known) or Defendant is self‑represented]

 

TAKE NOTICE: Before taking any step in the proceeding you must, within 14 DAYS from service of this application enter an appearance and serve a copy on the plaintiff.

 

 

The plaintiff is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

The plaintiff is self‑represented.

Form 12AResponse to application for a constitutional or other writ

Note:       See rule 25.07.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                             Plaintiff

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                          Defendant

 

RESPONSE TO APPLICATION FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL OR OTHER WRIT

 

Part I:          [Reasons why the orders sought by the plaintiff should/should not be made.]

 

Part II:         [Reasons why the application should/should not be remitted to another court or referred in whole or in part for hearing by a Full Court.]

 

Part III:       [A brief statement of the factual issues in contention.]

 

Part IV:       [A brief statement of the defendant’s argument.]

 

Part V:        [Any special order for costs sought by the defendant.]

 

Part VI:       [A list of the authorities on which the defendant relies, identifying the paragraphs at which the relevant passages appear.]

 

Part VII:      [The particular constitutional provisions, statutes and statutory instruments applicable to the questions the subject of the application set out verbatim.  If more than one page in length, this Part should be attached as an annexure.]

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

                                                                                                                            [Defendant

or Legal Practitioner]

 

 

The respondent is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

The respondent is self‑represented.

Form 13Writ of mandamus

Note:       See rule 25.13.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                             Plaintiff

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                          Defendant

 

WRIT OF MANDAMUS

 

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth:

 

To:              [Name]

                   [Address]

 

 

 

THIS WRIT COMMANDS you to [set out act to be done].

 

 

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO make a return to this Writ by filing an affidavit on or before [date] deposing to whether you have done what you are commanded to do by this Writ or why it has not been done.

 

 

TAKE NOTICE that disobeying this Writ is a contempt of Court which may be punished by imprisonment, fine or both.

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                                 .............(signed)..............

                                                                                                                Registrar

Form 14Writ of prohibition

Note:       See rule 25.14.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                             Plaintiff

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                          Defendant

 

WRIT OF PROHIBITION

 

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth:

 

To:              [Name]

                   [Address]

 

 

 

THIS WRIT PROHIBITS YOU from further proceeding [state what is prohibited].

 

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                               ................(signed)...............

                                                                                                                Registrar

Form 15Writ of certiorari

Note:       See rule 25.15.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                             Plaintiff

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                          Defendant

 

WRIT OF CERTIORARI

 

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth:

 

To:              [Name]

                   [Address]

 

 

 

THIS WRIT REQUIRES you on or before [date] to send to the High Court of Australia [City] Registry at [address] [state the record or decision to be quashed] together with this Writ for that Court to deal with as it sees fit.

 

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                               ................(signed)...............

                                                                                                                Registrar

Form 16Writ of habeas corpus

Note:       See rule 25.16.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                             Plaintiff

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                          Defendant

 

WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS

 

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth:

 

To:              [Name]

                   [Address]

 

HAVE the plaintiff [or name of person detained] before Justice [name] at [address of Court] at [time] on [date] and thereafter to submit to the further order of the Court or a Justice as to the custody of that person (the detainee).

 

YOU ARE REQUIRED to make a return to this Writ by filing an affidavit deposing to the ground or grounds of detention of the detainee and serving a copy on the plaintiff on or before the time referred to above.

 

TAKE NOTICE that disobeying this Writ is a contempt of Court which may be punished by imprisonment, fine or both.

 

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                               ................(signed)...............

                                                                                                                Registrar

Form 17Application for removal

Note:       See rule 26.01.1.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                           Applicant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

APPLICATION FOR REMOVAL

 

The applicant applies for an order under section 40 of the Judiciary Act 1903 removing [the whole or part] of the cause now pending in the [court in which cause pending] which is proceeding number [number of proceeding in court in which cause pending] between [name all parties to cause pending].

 

Part I:          [The precise order sought.]

 

Part II:         [A concise statement of the constitutional or other question.]

 

Part III:       [A brief statement of the factual background to the application.]

 

Part IV:       [A brief statement of the applicant’s argument in support of the removal.]

 

Part V:        [Any reasons why an order for costs should not be made in favour of the respondent in the event that the application is refused.]

 

Part VI:       [A list of the authorities on which the applicant relies, identifying the paragraphs at which the relevant passages appear.]

 

Part VII:      [The particular constitutional provisions, statutes and statutory instruments applicable to the questions the subject of the application set out verbatim.  If more than one page in length, this Part should be attached as an annexure.]

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

                                                                                                                            [Applicant

                                                                                                                   or Legal Practitioner]

 

To:              The Respondent

                   [Firm name (if known) or Respondent is self‑represented]

 

TAKE NOTICE: Before taking any step in the proceedings you must, within 14 DAYS after service of this application, enter an appearance and serve a copy on the applicant.

 

The applicant is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

The applicant is self‑represented.

Form 18Response to application for removal

Note:       See rule 26.04.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                           Applicant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

RESPONSE

 

Part I:          [Reasons why an order for removal should/should not be made.]

 

Part II:         [A brief statement of the factual issues in contention.]

 

Part III:       [A brief statement of the respondent’s argument.]

 

Part IV:       [Any special order for costs sought by the respondent.]

 

Part V:        [A list of the authorities on which the respondent relies, identifying the paragraphs at which the relevant passages appear.]

 

Part VI:       [The particular constitutional provisions, statutes and statutory instruments applicable to the questions the subject of the application set out verbatim.  If more than one page in length, this Part should be attached as an annexure.]

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                                  ....................................

                                                                                                                           [Respondent

                                                                                                                   or Legal Practitioner]

 

 

The respondent is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

The respondent is self‑represented.

Form 20Writ of summons

Note:       See rule 27.01.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                             Plaintiff

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                          Defendant

 

WRIT OF SUMMONS

 

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth:

 

TO THE DEFENDANT

[Defendant’s name]

[Firm name (if known) or Defendant is self‑represented]

 

 

TAKE NOTICE that this proceeding has been brought against you by the plaintiff for the claim set out in this Writ.

 

 

IF YOU INTEND TO DEFEND the proceeding you must file a notice of appearance.

 

 

IF YOU ARE WILLING TO SUBMIT to any order that the Court may make, save as to costs, you may file a submitting appearance.

 

 

THE TIME FOR FILING AN APPEARANCE is as follows:

 

(a)    where you are served with the application within Australia—14 days from the date of service;

 

(b)   in any other case—42 days from the date of service.

 

 

EITHER

 

The nature of the claim made and the relief which the plaintiff seeks are as follows:

 

[state nature of claim and relief]

 

OR

 

STATEMENT OF CLAIM

 

[set out Statement of Claim]

 

 

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

                                                                                                                              [Plaintiff

                                                                                                                   or Legal Practitioner]

 

The plaintiff is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

The plaintiff is self‑represented.

Form 21Application

Note:       See rules 6.06.1, 13.02.1, 21.09.4, 23.03.4, 27.06.2, 27.07.6, 32.01.2 and 57.05.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                             Plaintiff/Appellant/Applicant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                      Defendant/Respondent

 

APPLICATION

 

To:       [identify party]

            [Firm name or Party is self‑represented]

 

The [party making the application] makes an application for [set out the orders sought].

 

The [party making the application] relies on the affidavit of [name of deponent] sworn or affirmed on [date] filed in support of the application.

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ...............(signed).....................

            [Party making the application

            or Legal Practitioner]

Form 22Election petition

Note:       See rule 30.01.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

SITTING AS THE COURT OF DISPUTED RETURNS

 

[        ] REGISTRY

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                           Petitioner

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

ELECTION PETITION

 

This petition concerns the election for [details of election or return challenged] held on [date on which the election was held].

 

 

RETURN OF WRIT

 

The writ for the election was returned on [date].

 

 

ENTITLEMENT TO FILE THIS PETITION

 

The petitioner is entitled to file this petition because [set out the bases of entitlement].

 

 

STATEMENT OF FACTS

[Set out the facts relied on to invalidate the election or return, setting out those facts with sufficient particularity to identify the specific matter or matters on which the petitioner relies as justifying the grant of relief.]

 

RELIEF

 

The petitioner asks the Court to make the following orders:

 

[details of orders and relief sought]

 

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                             ................(signed)..................

                                                                                                              [Petitioner

                                                                                                     or Legal Practitioner]

 

 

IN THE PRESENCE OF:

 

 

 

.........................................................................................................................................

Signed by Witness                                                                           Signed by Witness

 

 

 

.........................................................................................................................................

Name of Witness                                                                             Name of Witness

 

 

 

.........................................................................................................................................

Occupation of Witness                                                                    Occupation of Witness

 

 

 

.........................................................................................................................................

Address of Witness                                                                          Address of Witness

 

 

 

To:              The Respondent

                   [Firm name (if known) or Respondent is self‑represented]

 

 

 

The petitioner is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

The petitioner is self‑represented.

Form 23Application for leave or special leave to appeal

Note:       See rule 41.01.1.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                           Applicant

 

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

APPLICATION FOR [LEAVE OR] SPECIAL LEAVE TO APPEAL

 

The applicant applies for [leave or] special leave to appeal from [state part or whole] of the judgment of [state Court, Justice or Judge below] given on [state date].

 

[If applicable, include the following statement [The applicant seeks an order that compliance with the time limited by rule 41.02.1 be dispensed with.]]

 

Part I:          [The proposed grounds of appeal and the orders that will be sought if leave or special leave is granted.]

 

Part II:         [A concise statement of the leave or special leave questions said to arise.]

 

Part III:       [A brief statement of the applicant’s argument in support of the grant of leave or special leave.]

 

Part IV:       [Any reasons why an order for costs should not be made in favour of the respondent in the event that the application is refused.]

 

Part V:        [A list of the authorities on which the applicant relies, identifying the paragraphs at which the relevant passages appear.]

 

Part VI:       [The particular constitutional provisions, statutes and statutory instruments applicable to the questions the subject of the application set out verbatim.  If more than one page in length, this Part should be attached as an annexure.]

 

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                                  ....................................

                                                                                                                            [Applicant

                                                                                                                   or Legal Practitioner]

 

To:              The Respondent

                   [Firm name (if known) or Respondent is self‑represented]

 

TAKE NOTICE: Before taking any step in the proceedings you must, within 14 DAYS after service of this application, enter an appearance and serve a copy on the applicant.

 

 

The applicant is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

The applicant is self‑represented.

Form 23AResponse to application for leave or special leave to appeal

Note:       See rule 41.05.3.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                           Applicant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

RESPONSE

 

Part I:          [Reasons why leave or special leave should/should not be granted.]

 

Part II:         [A brief statement of any factual issues in contention.]

 

Part III:       [A brief statement of the respondent’s argument.]

 

Part IV:       [Any special order for costs sought by the respondent.]

 

Part V:        [A list of the authorities on which the respondent relies, identifying the paragraphs at which the relevant passages appear.]

 

Part VI:       [The particular constitutional provisions, statutes and statutory instruments applicable to the questions the subject of the application set out verbatim.  If more than one page in length, this Part should be attached as an annexure.]

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ..................(signed)..................

                                                                                                                           [Respondent

                                                                                                                   or Legal Practitioner]

 

 

The respondent is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

The respondent is self‑represented.

Form 24Notice of appeal

Note:       See rule 42.02.1.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

ON APPEAL FROM THE [name of Court appealed from]

[or where applicable, from a Justice]

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                           Appellant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

NOTICE OF APPEAL

 

1.         The appellant appeals [pursuant to special leave to appeal granted on [date]] from [state whether whole or part and which part] of the judgment of [state Court or Judge below] given on [date].

 

Grounds

 

2.         [State briefly the grounds of appeal.]

 

Order[s] sought

 

3.         [State the judgment sought in lieu of that appealed from including any special order as to costs.]

 

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

                                                                                                                            [Appellant

                                                                                                                   or Legal Practitioner]

 

 

TO:             The Registrar

                   [Court appealed from]

 

AND TO:    The Respondent

                   [Firm name (if known) or Respondent is self‑represented]

 

 

 

The appellant is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

The appellant is self‑represented.

Form 25Notice of discontinuance

Note:       See rules 26.08.1, 41.09.1 and 42.14.1.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                           Applicant/Appellant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

NOTICE OF DISCONTINUANCE

 

The [applicant/appellant] discontinues this [application/appeal].

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

                                                                                                 [Applicant/Appellant

                                                                                                or Legal Practitioner]

 

 

To:              The Respondent

                   [Firm name or Respondent is self‑represented]

Form 26Notice of cross‑appeal

Note:       See rule 42.08.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

ON APPEAL FROM THE [name of Court appealed from]

[or, where applicable, from a Justice]

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                           Appellant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

NOTICE OF CROSS‑APPEAL

 

1.         Subject to the grant of special leave, the respondent cross‑appeals from [state whether whole or part and which part] of the judgment of [state Court or Judge below] given on [date].

 

Grounds

 

2.         [State briefly the grounds of cross‑appeal.]

 

Order[s] sought

 

3.         [State the judgment sought in lieu of that appealed from.]

 

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

                                                                                                                           [Respondent

                                                                                                                   or Legal Practitioner]

 

AND TO:    The Appellant

                   [Firm name or the appellant is self‑represented]

 

 

The respondent is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

The respondent is self‑represented.

Form 27Notice of contention

Note:       See rule 42.08.5.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

ON APPEAL FROM THE [name of Court appealed from]

[or, where applicable, from a Justice]

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                           Appellant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

NOTICE OF CONTENTION

 

The respondent wishes to contend that the decision of the Court below should be affirmed but on the ground that the Court below erroneously decided or failed to decide some matter of fact or law.

 

Grounds

 

[State briefly the grounds.]

 

 

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

                                                                                                                           [Respondent

                                                                                                                   or Legal Practitioner]

 

 

AND TO:    The Appellant

                   [Firm name or the appellant is self‑represented]

 

 

The respondent is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

The respondent is self‑represented.

Form 27AAppellant’s submissions

Note:       See rule 44.02.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                           Appellant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

APPELLANT’S SUBMISSIONS

 

Part I:          [Certification that the submission or the redacted version of the submission (as the case requires) is in a form suitable for publication on the internet.]

 

Part II:         [A concise statement of the issue or issues the appellant contends that the appeal presents.]

 

Part III:       [Certification that the appellant has considered whether any notice should be given in compliance with section 78B of the Judiciary Act 1903.]

 

Part IV:       [A citation of the authorised report of the reasons for judgment of both the primary and the intermediate court in the case (or, if there is no authorised report of a decision, the citation of any other report of that decision, and in the absence of any report, the internet citation).]

 

Part V:        [A narrative statement of the relevant facts found or admitted in the court from which the proceedings are brought with appropriate reference to the core appeal book or book of further materials.]

 

Part VI:       [A succinct argument addressing the following points:

(a)        the error or errors complained of in the court from which the proceedings are brought;

(b)        the applicable legislation, principle or rule of law relied upon, with references to authority or legislation signifying their relevance to the appellant’s argument;

(c)        where relevant, an analysis of the rationale of the legislation, principle or rule;

(d)        how the legislation, principle or rule applies to the facts or other relevant material in the case.]

 

Part VII:      [Set out the precise form of orders sought by the appellant.]

 

Part VIII:     [An estimate of the number of hours required for the presentation of the appellant’s oral argument.]

 

Dated: [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

[Senior legal practitioner presenting the case in Court

or Appellant if self‑represented]

 

Name [name of signatory]

Telephone: [contact telephone number]

Email: [email address]

Form 27BAppellant’s chronology

Note:       See rule 44.02.3.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                           Appellant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

APPELLANT’S CHRONOLOGY

 

Part I:          [Certification that the chronology or the redacted version of the chronology (as the case requires) is in a form suitable for publication on the internet.]

 

Part II:         [List of principal events leading to the litigation, with appropriate references to the appeal book in respect of findings of fact and evidence relating to those events.]

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

[Senior legal practitioner presenting the case in Court

or Appellant if self‑represented]

 

Name: [name of signatory]

Telephone: [contact telephone number]

Email: [email address]

Form 27CIntervener’s submissions

Note:       See rule 44.04.4.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[       ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                           Appellant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

INTERVENER’S SUBMISSIONS

 

Part I:          [Certification that the submission or the redacted version of the submission (as the case requires) is in a form suitable for publication on the internet.]

 

Part II:         [A statement of the asserted basis of intervention and the party or parties in support of whom the intervention is, or is sought to be, made.]

 

Part III:       [Where necessary, why leave to intervene or to be heard as amicus curiae should be granted.]

 

Part IV:       [A statement addressing so many of the issues presented by the appeal as the intervener desires to make the subject of submissions to the Court.]

 

Part V:        [An estimate of the number of hours required for the presentation of the intervener’s oral argument.]

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

[Senior legal practitioner presenting the case in Court]

 

Name: [name of signatory]

Telephone: [contact telephone number]

Email: [email address]

Form 27DRespondent’s submissions

Note:       See rule 44.03.3.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[       ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                           Appellant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

RESPONDENT’S SUBMISSIONS

 

Part I:          [Certification that the submission or the redacted version of the submission (as the case requires) is in a form suitable for publication on the internet.]

 

Part II:         [A concise statement of the issue or issues the respondent contends that the appeal presents.]

 

Part III:       [Certification that the respondent has considered whether any notice should be given in compliance with section 78B of the Judiciary Act 1903.]

 

Part IV:       [A statement of any material facts set out in the appellant’s narrative of facts or chronology that are contested with appropriate reference to the core appeal book and any books of further materials.]

 

Part V:        [A statement of argument in answer to the argument of the appellant and any intervener supporting the appellant.]

 

Part VI:       [Where applicable, a statement of the respondent’s argument on the respondent’s notice of contention or notice of cross‑appeal.]

 

Part VII:      [An estimate of the number of hours required for the presentation of the respondent’s oral argument.]

 

Dated [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

[Senior legal practitioner presenting the case in Court

or Respondent if self‑represented]

 

Name: [name of signatory]

Telephone: [contact telephone number]

Email: [email address]

Form 27EAppellant’s reply

Note:       See rule 44.05.5.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                           Appellant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

APPELLANT’S REPLY

 

Part I:          [Certification that the reply or the redacted version of the reply (as the case requires) is in a form suitable for publication on the internet.]

 

Part II:         [A concise reply to the argument of the respondent.]

 

 

Dated: [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

[Senior legal practitioner presenting the case in Court

or Appellant if self‑represented]

 

Name: [name of signatory]

Telephone: [contact telephone number]

Email: [email address]

Form 27FOutline of oral submissions

Note:       See rule 44.08.2.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                                                           Appellant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                                        Respondent

 

APPELLANT’S/RESPONDENT’S/INTERVENER’S
OUTLINE OF ORAL SUBMISSIONS

 

Part I:          [Certification that the outline or the redacted version of the outline (as the case requires) is in a form suitable for publication on the internet.]

 

Part II:         [An outline of the propositions that the party intends to advance in oral argument.]

 

 

Dated: [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

Name: [name of signatory]

[Senior legal practitioner presenting the case in Court

or Party if self‑represented]

Form 28Bill of costs

Note:       See rule 54.02.1.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                             Plaintiff/Appellant/Applicant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                      Defendant/Respondent

 

BILL OF COSTS

 

The costs of the [party] to be taxed pursuant to the order of [state by whom made and the date on which the order was made].

 

[Include the following paragraph if a request for an estimate of costs under Part 57 of the High Court Rules 2004 is sought]

 

[I hereby request that a taxing officer, in the absence of the parties and without making any determination on any individual item on the bill, make an estimate of the approximate amount of professional charges and disbursements that, in the opinion of the taxing officer, would be allowed if the bill of costs were taxed.]

 

Item No

Date

Item

Disbursements

Charges

 

 

 

 

Summary

Page 1

Page 2

 

 

 

 

 

....................

Disbursements

 

 

 

....................

Charges

 

 

 

....................

(Total disbursements)

....................

(Total charges)

 

 

Add total disbursements

 

 

………………

 

 

Subtotal

 

 

......................

 

 

Less taxed off

 

 

.......................

 

 

Subtotal

 

 

.......................

 

 

Add taxing fee

 

 

.......................

 

 

Taxed and allowed at

 

 

.......................

 

I certify that the additions contained in this bill of costs are correct.

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

                                                                                                                                [Party

                                                                                                                   or Legal Practitioner]

Form 29Certificate of taxation

Note:       See rule 57.04.3.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

BETWEEN:                                                                                                                  AB

                                                                                             Plaintiff/Appellant/Applicant

 

                                                                                                                                    and

 

                                                                                                                                     CD

                                                                                                      Defendant/Respondent

 

CERTIFICATE OF TAXATION

 

I certify that the costs of the [party] as against the [party], pursuant to the order of the Court dated [date], have been taxed [or assessed] and allowed at [$       ].

 

 

Dated:[e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

 

 

                                                                                                             ..............................................

                                                                                                                  Taxing Officer

Form 30Ex parte application for leave to institute a proceeding

Note:       See rule 6.06.3.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

                                                                                     In the matter of an Application by

                                                                                  [full name of Applicant] for leave to

                                                                                                         institute a proceeding

 

EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO INSTITUTE A PROCEEDING

 

1.         The Applicant applies for leave to institute the attached proceeding.

 

2.         On [date] [the Court or name of Justice] made a vexatious proceedings order.

 

Grounds

 

The grounds of the application appear in the supporting affidavit of [name of person] [sworn or affirmed] on [date].

 

 

Dated: [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

                                                                                                              [Applicant

                                                                                                     or Legal Practitioner]

 

 

The applicant is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

The applicant is self‑represented.

Form 31Ex parte application for leave to issue or file

Note:       See rule 6.07.3.

  

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

[        ] REGISTRY

 

 

                                                                                     In the matter of an Application by

                                                                                                     [full name of Applicant]

                                                                                                     for leave to issue or file

 

EX PARTE APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO ISSUE OR FILE

 

1.         The Applicant applies for leave to have issued or to file the attached document.

 

2.         On [date] [name of Justice] directed the Registrar to refuse to issue or file the document without the leave of a Justice first had and obtained by the party seeking to issue or file it.

 

Grounds

 

The grounds of the application appear in the supporting affidavit of [name of person] [sworn or affirmed] on [date].

 

 

Dated: [e.g. 6 October 2019]

 

 

 

                                                                                                            ................(signed)....................

                                                                                                              [Applicant

                                                                                                     or Legal Practitioner]

 

 

The applicant is represented by [Firm name].

 

OR

 

The applicant is self‑represented.

Schedule 3Fees for work done and services performed

  

High Court Rules 2004

1  Schedule 2

Repeal the Schedule, substitute:

Schedule 2Fees for work done and services performed

Note:       See rule 52.02.

  

  

1  Application of this Schedule

             (1)  This Schedule, as substituted by Schedule 3 to the High Court Amendment (Electronic Filing and Other Matters) Rules 2019, applies to work done or services performed on or after 1 January 2020.

             (2)  Item 8 of the table in clause 2 does not apply in relation to a proceeding that commences on or after 1 January 2020.

2  Fees for work done and services performed

                   The following table sets out the fees allowable for work done and services performed.

 

Fees for work done and services performed

Item

Matter for which fee may be charged

Fee

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

1

Instructions to commence or oppose a proceeding

$556.35

2

Instructions to make or oppose any interlocutory application

$278.20

3

Instructions to prepare any pleading

$278.20

4

Instructions to brief counsel

$278.20

5

Instructions to do any other thing not otherwise provided for

$278.20

 

PREPARING DOCUMENTS

 

6

Preparing any document, other than court books and correspondence:

 

 

(a) by a solicitor, if 5 minutes or less; or

$44.50

 

(b) by a solicitor, if more than 5 minutes; or

$139.10 per quarter hour or part thereof

 

(c) by a law clerk, if 5 minutes or less; or

$22.25

 

(d) by a law clerk, if more than 5 minutes

$69.60 per quarter hour or part thereof

 

PREPARING COURT BOOKS

 

7

Preparing court books, including application books, appeal books, case stated books, special case books and questions reserved books

$139.10 per quarter hour or part thereof

8

If court books are prepared in‑house, the Taxing Officer may allow a reasonable amount in the circumstances for their copying and binding

 

 

PREPARING CORRESPONDENCE

 

9

Preparing:

 

 

(a) simple correspondence; or

$55.65 per page of text

 

(b) other correspondence

$139.10 per page of text

 

READING DOCUMENTS

 

10

Reading:

 

 

(a) simple correspondence; or

$11.15 per page of text

 

(b) other correspondence

$139.10 per quarter hour or part thereof

11

Reading documents, other than correspondence:

 

 

(a) up to 10 pages of text; or

$11.15 per page of text

 

(b) otherwise

$139.10 per quarter hour or part thereof

 

EXAMINING DOCUMENTS

 

12

Examining a document to ensure that it is correct or complete (for example, a proof print of a court book):

 

 

(a) up to 10 pages of text; or

$5.55 per page of text

 

(b) otherwise

$69.60 per quarter hour or part thereof

 

COPYING DOCUMENTS

 

13

Copying documents:

 

 

(a) black and white photocopies; or

56 cents per page

 

(b) colour photocopies

$1.75 per page

 

ATTENDANCES

 

14

Attendances, including telephone attendances, research, conferences with clients, conferences with counsel and attendances at the Registry:

 

 

(a) by a solicitor, if 5 minutes or less; or

$44.50

 

(b) by a solicitor, if more than 5 minutes; or

$139.10 per quarter hour or part thereof

 

(c) by a law clerk, if 5 minutes or less; or

$22.25

 

(d) by a law clerk, if more than 5 minutes

$69.60 per quarter hour or part thereof

15

Attendances in Court, including travelling time to and from Court:

 

 

(a) by a solicitor; or

$139.10 per quarter hour or part thereof

 

(b) by a law clerk

$69.60 per quarter hour or part thereof

 

Note:       The Taxing Officer has the discretion to allow for the attendance of more than one solicitor or law clerk in Court if the circumstances warrant it.

 

16

Any other attendance not otherwise provided for

$69.60 per quarter hour or part thereof

 

GENERAL CARE AND CONDUCT

 

17

In complex or novel matters the Taxing Officer may allow an additional amount for the general care and conduct of the matter, not exceeding 5% of the total of the fees and disbursements otherwise allowed

 

 

WITNESSES’ EXPENSES

 

18

For each witness, including that witness’ travelling time

$278.20 per hour or part thereof

19

If a witness is an expert, the Taxing Officer may allow an amount equal to the expert’s actual fees for preparing to give evidence and for attending to give evidence

 

 

DISBURSEMENTS

 

20

All disbursements reasonably incurred and paid are to be allowed

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

21

In unusual cases, or in instances which are not otherwise covered by the preceding items, the Taxing Officer may allow such additional charges or disbursements as are reasonable in the circumstances

 

 

Schedule 4Transitional provisions

  

High Court Rules 2004

1  In the appropriate position in Chapter 6

Insert:

Part 61Transitional provisions relating to the High Court Amendment (Electronic Filing and Other Matters) Rules 2019

  

61.01  Application of amendments relating to electronic filing

                   Unless the Registrar otherwise directs, the amendments made by Schedule 1 to the High Court Amendment (Electronic Filing and Other Matters) Rules 2019 apply in relation to a proceeding that commences on or after 1 January 2020.

61.02  Forms

                   Unless the Registrar otherwise directs, the amendment made by Schedule 2 to the High Court Amendment (Electronic Filing and Other Matters) Rules 2019 applies in relation to a document that is to be filed in a proceeding that commences on or after 1 January 2020.

61.03  Repeal of this Part

                   This Part is repealed at the start of 1 January 2025.