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Application in a case

An application in a proceeding is essentially an application to court that is made when there are already proceedings in court. Under the 2021 rules they are referred to as interlocutory applications.

This typically happens when something new has happened and the court needs to deal with the matter before the next court hearing.

Usually, these applications will ask the court for new interim orders. The applications will need to be supported by an affidavit.

More information

Legislation

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Family Law) Rules 2021 (Cth).

  • Table 2.1—applications to be filed (approved forms)
  • r. 2.27—service of documents

See Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Family Law) Rules 2021 (Cth).(opens in a new window)

Reference

Federal Circuit and Family Court

The court site has links to form and affidavit to use.

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