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Contact Western Australia Registry

Address Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building
1 Victoria Avenue
Perth WA 6000
Telephone (08) 9268 7100
Fax (08) 9221 3261 (general) (08) 9268 7208 (filing of documents)
TTY (08) 9325 7053
Email waregistry@fedcourt.gov.au
After hours (08) 9268 7219
Admiralty marshal admiralty.marshal_wa@fedcourt.gov.au
Appeals Phone: (08) 9268 7118; Fax: (08) 9268 7208


The Federal Court Registry in Western Australia is located in the Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 1 Victoria Avenue, between St George’s Terrace and Terrace Road.

The public enquiry counter is located on level 6. Court and hearing rooms are located on levels 4, 6 and 7. Noticeboards at the Victoria Avenue entrance on level 2 and on levels 6 and 7 show details of the cases which will be heard by the Court each day.

legend Law Courts building

Perth map


The Registry enquiry counter is open between 8.30 am and 4.00 pm. Telephone enquires can be made from 8.30am until 5.15 pm, except on weekends and public holidays.

The Court sits from 10.15am until 12.45pm and 2.15pm until 4.15pm. However, some court proceedings may commence earlier, so it is a good idea to check the Court List in The West Australian newspaper or on this website.

Transport and parking

Buses run regularly along nearby St George’s Terrace. Central Area Transit (CAT) buses depart from Wellington Street bus station and stop near the corner of St George’s Terrace and Victoria Avenue.

The Perth City Council public car park No. 1 is situated in Terrace Road opposite the Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building. The Perth Concert Hall car park is also located in Terrace Road, adjacent to the building.

A taxi rank is located in Irwin Street near St George’s Terrace and in Hill Street next to the Sheraton Hotel.


The Court publishes a range of resources which provide information on the Court’s procedure including mediation, bankruptcy, human rights and witnesses. This information can also be found on this website. Some information is available in community languages.

The publications and court forms are available at the Registry counter. Court forms are also available on this website.

There is also a computer terminal for public use which can be used to access court forms or to search the Court’s database of cases.

You should also approach the enquiry counter if you wish to search a Court file. A fee is payable for searching a court file and for copies of any filed documents.

Wheelchair access is via a ramp at the Victoria Avenue entrance.

Public waiting areas and toilets are situated on all floors. Baby change tables may be obtained from the Registry on level 6.

Public telephones are situated on levels 6.

Court staff cannot provide child care. A number of child care centres operate in the city.

The area is serviced by a number of cafes and lunch bars.

The Commonwealth of Australia has a no smoking policy and smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the building.

The Court’s library is open for reference purposes to legal practitioners and parties involved in Federal Court proceedings from 8.30am until 4.00pm on weekdays.


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