Digital Lodgment System Information

 

In 2020 the High Court of Australia will move from a paper-based Court to one that provides for the electronic lodgment of Court documents.

The Digital Lodgment System Portal (DLS Portal) will be an external facing portal that allows legal firms, legal practitioners and self-represented litigants to register, file documents, receive notifications and track the progress of their cases around the clock.

The system will provide for mandatory electronic lodgment of all documents filed in any case commenced after 1 January 2020. The portal will be accessible from a standard internet connection, and all connections to the portal, and any data stored, will be encrypted.

DLS Portal Overview

Key features

Lodge documents for filing electronically at your convenience.

Pay associated fees online by credit card or electronic funds transfer using a secure payment gateway.

Track cases, file and serve documents and receive notifications from the Court electronically.

Register yourself or your firm with a simple 3 step process of email verification, registration and approval by the Registry.

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.

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