A court order is a formal document pronounced by the judge and formalised by the Registry when the authentication process is complete. The process for obtaining court orders varies depending on which area of the Court your order is from.

Civil orders

If your order stems from a civil proceeding, the Supreme Court's Principal Registry will authenticate it after it has been returned from Chambers. In some circumstances the judge will sign the order. If this occurs, the Registry does not need to authenticate the order. Copies of authenticated orders are automatically sent to all parties who have filed a notice of appearance.


Civil consent orders

A consent order, once authenticated or signed by a judge, formalises the terms of agreement between two parties and makes it binding. 

Signed consent orders requiring approval and authentication are to be filed via email in both Word and PDF format.

The Court reference number should be included in the subject line of the email. Where the judge or associate judge assigned to the case is known, their associate should be copied into the email.

Specific instructions for emailing consent orders are outlined in the Notice to the Profession - Consent Orders by Email.


When can I expect my authenticated order?

Most Court orders are automatically authenticated by the Prothonotary and posted to all parties, see rule 60.03(1) of the Supreme Court Rules 2005.

If, after two weeks, you have not received authenticated copies of your order, please contact the Registry to request copies.

Urgent orders

If your order is needed urgently, the Registry may be able to authenticate it sooner by arrangement in certain cases. Please contact the Registry to discuss your order.

Criminal orders

Orders given for criminal proceedings are prepared by the solicitor for a party and submitted to the judge for signing.

Court of Appeal orders

The Court of Appeal Registry will automatically authenticate all orders made in the Court of Appeal. A request for Authentication Form for Court of Appeal orders does not need to be submitted.

Common order templates

The following templates are the most commonly used for orders. If you have an order that does not appear in the list, please use the Standard Form of Order template.

Title Summary
CORPS Directions Order CORPS Directions Order
Costs on Default Judgments This document lists and itemises cost allowed on Supreme Court Default Judgments.
Dismissal Struck Out Order Dismissal Struck Out Order
Minutes of Part IV/TFM Orders Minutes of Part IV/TFM Orders
Order Approving Compromise - Litigation Guardian Order Approving Compromise - Litigation Guardian
Order pursuant to s588FF(1)(a) of the Corporations Act 2001(Cth) Order pursuant to s588FF(1)(a) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
Penalty Interest Rates This single page document lists the penalty interest rates, dating back to 1 July 1988.
Request for Authentication Form This form can be filled out to Request the Authentication of an order made by a Judge.
Setting aside a Statutory Demand order template Setting aside a Statutory Demand order template
Setting Down For Trial Order Template A template to be used when setting a proceeding down for trial.