Commercial Division registry

The Commercial Division Registry acts as a liaison between the judiciary, the legal profession and court users.

The Commercial Registry supports the progress of cases to trial, managing correspondence and consent orders for matters listed for:

  • administrative mentions
  • trials
  • other interlocutory steps.

Pre-trial officers provide procedural advice on the civil litigation process.

The Commercial Registry is also responsible for the post-determination administration and enforcement of matters including:

  • default judgments
  • enforcement procedures.


The Commercial Registry processes 'consent orders on the papers’ for cases in the General, Banking and Finance, and Building lists. When submitting correspondence, consent orders and requests for directions hearings, please adhere to the following guidelines:

Correspondence for the Commercial Registry should only be sent by email.

For correspondence and consent orders relating to cases in the General, Building, and Banking and Finance Lists, please email:

For correspondence and consent orders relating to cases in the Expedited List, please email:

Ex parte applications

An ex parte order is made in the absence of one of the parties.

Ex parte applications for the following orders are to be accompanied by an affidavit in support, a copy of the order required to be made (General form of order, Form 60C) and the filing fee:

  • for substituted service
  • for extension of writ or originating motion
  • under section 28R of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002.

Please refer to the guidelines below for applications for leave to file a notice of ceasing to act.

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Page last updated: 18 October 2018