To electronically file or access court files on the Commonwealth Courts Portal a user must first register. Go to www.comcourts.gov.au to create your individual username and password: If you already have a file with the courts you will need to link yourself to it. To link yourself to your file you will need your file number and your client number. It is very important that all proceedings (past and future) between yourself and the other party to an application are registered on the one file number. If you have any previous proceedings with the other party you will have an existing file number. Obtaining your file number and/or client number if you do not know them Family law matters: If your matter is in relation to Family law and you have an existing file please contact the Court by email or Contact us so we can register and or link you to your file. You will need to provide your full name, date of birth and the full name of the other party so we can verify your identity. You should also provide your file number if you know it and your telephone number in case we need to contact you and if you are already registered and need to access your file, you should also advise us of your portal user name. General federal law matters: If your matter is in relation to General federal law, please contact the Court Registry for your file number and client number. Linking yourself to your file if you have your file number and client number Once you have registered and if you have your file number and client number available, follow the steps below to link yourself to your file. If you do not have your file number and/or client number see Obtaining your file number and/or client number if you do not know them above. Step 1: Log in. Step 2: Select Your profile. Step 3: Select Request access to your file. Step 4: Enter your file number and client number then Submit. You will now have access to your file. Accessing your file To access your file follow these steps: Step 1: Go to the home page and search for your file number. Your file will also be available in the Available Files tab: Once you select your file you can access information about your file including lists of documents filed, view orders and file certain documents. If your file is finalised you can still access it by searching by the file number or going to the Available Files tab then the All tab. Registering a law firm See: How do I register and manage my law firm on the Portal?