DLS Information Sheets

DLS Portal Overview

Information Sheets on procedures for cases and hearings

Information on party categories and the applicable fees (PDF 32k) (RTF 500k)

Information on how to review a refusal of financial hardship waiver (PDF 29k) (RTF 1.2Mb)

Information on procedures for Special leave applications after filing (PDF 26k) (RTF 1Mb)

Information on procedures for Removal applications after filing (PDF 23k) (RTF 1.2Mb)

Information on procedures for Constitutional Writs after filing (PDF 19k) (RTF 1.2Mb)

Information on preparing application books for Special leave or Removal applications (PDF 30k) (RTF 1.2Mb)

Information on preparing appeal and other books for matters to be heard by the Full Court  (PDF 36k) (RTF 1.2Mb)

Information on appearing in a Special leave or Removal application (PDF 25k) (RTF 1Mb)

Information on appearing before the Full Court (PDF 23k) (RTF 1Mb)

Information on how to access the Canberra Building for practitioners (PDF 72k) (RTF 1Mb)

Information on the grant of Special leave or referral to an enlarged bench (PDF 38k) (RTF 1Mb)

Commencing a new matter

High Court fees increase on 1 July 2020.  Information on fees is available on the Fees page.

How to commence a civil special leave application if you are representing yourself   (PDF 25k) (RTF 93k)

How to commence a criminal special leave application if you are representing yourself   (PDF 24k) (RTF 94k)

Information about applications for constitutional or other writs (PDF 19k) (RTF 72k)

Information about writs of summons (PDF 600k) (RTF1.2Mb)

Information sheets on how to use DLS

Frequently asked questions (last updated May 2020) (PDF 75k) (RTF 5Mb)

How to register for a DLS Portal User Account (PDF 500k)

How to reset a password on a DLS Portal User Account (PDF 300k)

How to apply for a fee waiver (PDF 154k)

How to lodge an amended initiating document (PDF 70k) (RTF 5.7 Mb)

How to inspect a file or obtain copies of a document (PDF 180k) (RTF 14Mb)

On-line registration

Register with a simple 3 step process of email verification, registration and approval by the Registry dls.hcourt.gov.au

Public access

Members of the public will also benefit from electronic access to information about cases filed and, upon payment of the prescribed fees, will be able to obtain copies of documents available for inspection.