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eLodgement enables members of the legal profession and other approved organisations and Government departments to lodge documents at the various court registries and pay court fees online.  Sealed service copies are available online immediatley to the lodging party.

Once a civil action has been commenced most other documents can also be filed by eLodgement, including enforcement proceedings.

Compulsory eLodgment – 1 March 2018

Since 4 July 2016 the Court has enabled eLodgment, and has moved to an eFile. The Court, in conjunction with the Supreme Court, will be moving to the next phase, which is making it compulsory from 1 March 2018 for lawyers to use the eLodgement system to file documents in the civil jurisdiction of the Court.

At this stage it will not be compulsory for self-represented litigants to file documents by eLodgement.

There will be a limited number of exceptions to compulsory eLodgement, and the Court is currently amending its Rules to permit the exceptions.

All lawyers are encouraged to register for eLodgement , and so access the benefits of eLodgment.

eLodgment is authorised by rules of the various courts – see Frequently Asked Questions, Where is eLodgment Authorised?




Last updated: 15-Feb-2018

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