Published: 14 December, 2022

System maintenance and filing arrangements over Christmas/New Year 2022–23

General Federal Law

Due to major system maintenance, eLodgment will be unavailable from 9:00pm (AEDT) on 23 December 2022 until 6:00pm (AEDT) on 1 January 2023. This includes:

  • access to general federal law files via search or in the Available files tab, and
  • access to Federal Law Search.

General Federal Law urgent filing during business hours – 23 December to 6pm 1 January 2023

For urgent applications that must be filed during this period, please email your application and supporting documents to the relevant address below. Please note specific instructions for Migration matters below. 

Any General Federal Law filing that is not urgent during this period should be eLodged after 6:00 pm 1 January 2023 via eLodgment.

Migration

If your migration application must be filed during this period and cannot wait until after 6:00 pm 1 January 2023, please email your completed application to migrationteam@fedcourt.gov.au.

Your documents will be assessed and you will be advised if they have been accepted for filing. Your application will be filed as of the date it was received as accepted, and you will receive sealed copies after 3 January 2023.

General Federal Law filing – from 6pm 1 January 2023 (including migration matters)

All urgent applications should be eLodged using eLodgment.

Any General Federal Law filing that is not urgent during this period should be eFiled after 5 January 2023.

After hours and public holidays

See 'Urgent – after hours'.