Family Court of Western Australia

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Avoid the queues

23/11/2018

From 19 November 2018, the Commonwealth Courts Portal (CCP) allows for the electronic filing of approximately 98% of applications and supplementary documents online.

You can avoid the queues at the Registry and file your applications online. The main applications that you can now file through the CCP are:

  • Form 1 Initiating application
  • Form 1A response
  • Form 2 Initiating application
  • Form 2A response (available from 1 December 2018)
  • Form 11 Consent Orders application.

You can also:

  • lodge fee reductions and exemption (for financial hardship) applications.
  • upload correspondence related to your matter.
  • outline special considerations including safety, urgency, interpreter requests and/or other practical assistance for court events, such as a hearing loop.
  • upload documents up to 30MB in size.

What are the circumstances when I cannot eFile?

You cannot eFile if:

  • you do not have access to the required technology
  • you are unable to pay by credit/debit card online
  • the application you require to file is not currently available to file online such as:
    • Application for a decree of nullity/validity of a marriage
    • Contravention applications
    • Contempt application
    • Notices to intervene by a Third party
    • Requests to issue a Subpoena.

The Commonwealth Courts Portal is simply another method of filing. All rules that are applicable to those applications filed over the Counter or via mail are also applicable to those documents that have been eFiled through the CCP.

Are you ready?

If you are not already registered for the Portal, you can do so at: www.comcourts.gov.au