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To electronically file or access court files on the Commonwealth Courts Portal a user must first register. 

View the You Tube video for information on how to register for the Commonwealth Courts Portal.

View the You Tube video for information on how to register for the Commonwealth Courts Portal.

Go to www.comcourts.gov.au to create your individual username and password image of the Registration link on the Commonwealth Courts Portal .

For more information go to the Guide to using the Commonwealth Courts Portal.

If you already have a file with the courts you will need to link yourself to it. To link yourself 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.

If you do not know your file number and/or client number:
If your matter is in relation to Family Law, please contact the National Enquiry Centre by email to support@comcourts.gov.au or by live chat. You will need to provide your full name, date of birth and the name of the other party before we can provide you with your file number and client number. We may ask you for further identifying information.

If your matter is in relation to general federal law, please contact the appropriate Federal Court registry for your file number and client number. Please see the General Federal Law Enquiries page for how to contact them for the procedure as to how you can obtain these details.

For more information go to the Guide to using the Commonwealth Courts Portal.

If you already have a file with the courts you will need to link yourself to it. To link yourself 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.

If you do not know your file number and/or client number:
Please contact the National Enquiry Centre by email to support@comcourts.gov.au or by live chat. You will need to provide your full name, date of birth and the name of the other party before we can provide you with your file number and client number. We may ask you for further identifying information.

Once you have registered and you have your file number and client number available follow these steps to link yourself to your file:

Step 1. Log in.

Step 2. Select Your profile your-profile-button-02

Step 3. Select Request access to your file.

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Step 4. Enter your file number and client number then Submit

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You will now have access to your file. To access your file follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to the home page and search for your file number:

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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.

How does a law firm register?

Each person in a law firm must register as an individual. After each person has registered as an individual the firm must choose a person who is going to manage the firm's portal account to be the administrator. They will need to register the law firm. Follow these steps to register your law firm:

Step 1. Log in.

Step 2. Select Your profile your-profile-button-02

Step 3. Select Register an organisation

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Step 4. Complete the on-line form.

Note: An administrator is responsible for the security of the data provided to the organisation via the Commonwealth Courts Portal. This means that the administrator must give file permissions only to those who are entitled to see those files and must maintain the organisation's account so that individuals who are no longer entitled to file access have their permissions revoked and individuals who leave the organisation are removed from the account. This responsibility is a condition of use that administrators must sign up to when registering on the Commonwealth Courts Portal. Refer to Terms & Conditions of Use and About this Site.

The Portal team will contact you once the registration has been actioned and your organisation has been linked (usually within two working days).

Step 5. Once you have received confirmation of registration you can advise other staff members to request access to your organisation's account through you as administrator. As the administrator you will be responsible for accepting or declining requests for access to a file.