This List was established by resolution of the Council of Judges on 28 September 1995 to provide specialist management of cases concerning maritime and associated disputes. The List accepts cases which are brought in the court pursuant to the Admiralty Act 1988 (Cth) and cases which concern loss or damage to a ship or by a ship, or to goods carried by sea. A full list of the cases other than Commonwealth cases which may be managed in the Admiralty List is to be found in Chapter VII Rule 1.06 of the Rules of the Supreme Court.
The Honourable Justice Digby
Associate to Justice Digby
Tel: 9603 6092
Fees (to commence proceeding)
Please refer to Court Fees
Directions Dates and Times
Dates for the return of summonses for directions and for the hearing of applications may be obtained from the Associate to the Judge - Admiralty List.
Where Matters are Heard
As advised by the Associate to the Judge - Admiralty List or check the Daily List.
Where Process is Issued
Principal Registry, Level 2, 436 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Chapter VII of the Supreme Court Rules governs the practice of the Admiralty List. These Rules should be read in conjunction with Practice Note No. 5 of 2002.
If necessary, general procedural advice can be obtained from the General Registry.
Deadlines for Filing
An application for directions should be made within 14 days of the proceeding being entered into the List (see R.3.04 of Chapter VII of the Supreme Court Rules).
Reasonable notice is required to be given for any application.
Relevant Practice Notes and Guides
Practice Note No. 4 of 1999 Supreme Court Divisional List
Practice Note No. 5 of 2002 Admiralty List
Practice Note No. 3 of 2002 Transcript