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Welcome to eLodgment

eLodgment can be used for the electronic lodgment of applications and supporting documents in Federal Law matters.

Please click here to find out more about eLodgment or email us if you have any questions. 


PLEASE NOTE: The URL for this website has changed to


Are you commencing proceedings relating to a Protection Visa?
The Court has a centralised pre-lodgment pseudonym service for practitioners and litigants in proceedings relating to Protection Visas. Obtain a pseudonym (hidden identity) before lodging your application or appeal. Please email

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Protect your Data
Protecting your data starts with securing passwords. Passwords are your first line of defence against cyber-attack. Consider changing your password regularly. 
Passwords must be 8 to 12 characters in length*

*Upper case, lower case and numbers are strongly encouraged as are the use of phrases for a strong password

Recent Changes

Effective Saturday 9 December 2023:

Search fields have been added to eLodgment's Rejected and Accepted queues to assist searching for specific applications and lodgments. Queues are located under the Lodgment History tab in eLodgment. Clicking on "Search" when accessing the Rejected or Accepted queues allows searching by Lodgment Date, File Number or Lodgment ID.

PDF Portfolios and "PDFs with Attachments" can no longer be uploaded to eLodgment. Please use PDF combine instead of compile or portfolio. If required to provide the Court with a copy of Format 1 from the eBooks Practice Note (GPN-eBOOKS), please contact your local registry on how best to provide the document.

Effective Saturday 1 July 2023:

The fees payable in the Federal Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit and Family Courts of Australia are changing from 1 July 2023. The fee increases are outlined in the Annual Federal Courts and Tribunals Fee Increases Gazette available here

Managing Lodged Documents
To help eLodgment performance the following processes are in place

  • Incomplete lodgments are deleted automatically after 30 days
  • Documents older than 24 months in eLodgment are deleted on a regular basis.

What do you need to do?
You should always download and save stamped versions of your lodged documents and complete lodgments in a timely manner.

If you have registered with the Commonwealth Courts Portal (CCP) you will be able to view any eLodged documents on a matter that you are linked to through the CCP. The only exception is confidential or suppressed documents which will not be sent through to the CCP. Click here for information about registering for the CCP

Visually impaired users, experiencing difficulties reading the eLodgment screens, can obtain assistance from their local registry. Registry staff can also offer additional assistance for People with Disabilities and in certain circumstances arrange an interpreter for you. Information on these services can be found Help for people with disabilities or If you need an interpreter

New Users
Provides information on using eLodgment, including user guides, acceptable use policy and how to apply for a Credit Account with the Court.
Approval of Registration may take up to 1 Business Day before you can use eLodgment.

Pseudonym / Hidden Identity
IMPORTANT!! If you need to lodge an application or appeal relating to a protection visa, please contact the centralised pseudonym service before lodgment. Send an email to
A pseudonym (hidden identity) is required by legislation for certain proceedings relating to protection visa matters.
If you are not lodging an application relating to a protection visa but wish to hide your identity for other reasons, you will need an order of the Court. Please lodge your application, select the request “Suppress” check box in eLodgment and upload a letter explaining the reason or reasons for your request.

Before you start eLodging documents please ensure you review the checklist of requirements. 

Provides the answers to questions you might have.

System Maintenance
Information on maintenance windows and availability of eLodgment.

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