In January 2020 the High Court of Australia will introduce a Digital Lodgment System Portal (DLS Portal) to permit parties to start cases, file documents, pay fees, receive notifications from the Court and track the progress of a case without attending the Registry.
The DLS Portal has been designed with the primary focus of the needs of external users of the Court’s services, as identified by external stakeholders in their responses to the Court’s review of its services conducted in late 2018. It is expected that the DLS Portal will substantially improve access, efficiency and timeliness for the parties as well as reducing their costs of conducting litigation in the Court. Members of the public will also benefit from electronic access to information about cases filed and, upon payment of the prescribed fees, will be able to obtain copies of documents available for inspection.
Information about the DLS Portal, including the attached overview and an introductory video, is available on the High Court website at http://www.hcourt.gov.au/digital-lodgment-system/digital-lodgment-system-information. Step-by-step walk through assistance will be available in the DLS Portal from January.