Supreme Court Equity Registrar's Directions List


Online Court is now available for use in the Supreme Court Equity Registrar's Directions List. The service includes requests to seek case management orders (including, but not limited to, timetables for the preparation of the matter for trial, referral to mediation, adjournment, referral to the List Judge, and scheduling a listing date).

Using Online Court in the Registrar’s Equity Directions List

Practice Notes SC EQ 1 and SC EQ 14 apply. 

The Online Court is available to all persons who are registered users and have an Online Registry account.  All litigants appearing in matters in the Registrar’s Equity Directions List must be registered users of the online registry.

All matters in the Registrar’s Equity Directions List are automatically entered into the Online Court and will be managed in the Online Court unless the Court otherwise orders.

Managing matters in Online Court

Any matter listed in the Registrar’s Equity Direction’s List, will automatically be able to be used by litigants to make a request.

Either party can make a consent request online provided they attach signed consent orders.

Any party can also make a request online, the opposing parties can consent or counter this request.

The Registrar will review requests made through Online Court and make orders. The recording of an order in Online Court can result in:

  • vacating the next Directions listing, and scheduling a new listing date; and
  • recording identical orders sought by you, or the Registrar’s preferred orders; as is the case in the physical courtroom, the orders recorded are at the Registrar’s discretion.


All parties will be notified by email when:

  • a message is posted to the Online Court;
  • a request is submitted via the Online Court;
  • a response to an Online Court request is made (consent or counter a request); and
  • the Registrar has responded to a request and made an order.


At any time during Online Court:

litigants may send a message to the Registrar;

  • the Registrar may send messages to the parties; and
  • messages will be visible to all parties in the Online Court record.

Messages posted in the Online Court must be:

for communications with the Court not for interparty communications

  • relevant to the topic under discussion;
  • concise; and
  • posted in a timely manner.

The Registrar may, from time to time, give instructions as to: 

  • the acceptable length of messages in the Online Court; and
  • the time and date by which messages must be received.

Online Court records

All actions including requests, consents, counter requests, reasons, messages, documents, commentary and orders made in Online Court will be recorded in the Online Court record and will be visible to all parties. You can request a free transcript of the Online Court record by emailing  

If the request is made by someone who is not directly involved in the case, the transcript will only be distributed once the Registrar has approved its release.

Feedback and technical support

We encourage your open and honest feedback on any aspect of the system or process. Similarly, if you experience difficulties using the system, send an email detailing the issues encountered (including screen images where possible) so we can assist you. All feedback, enquiries, or technical support should be emailed to:

Cut-off times

Registered users must submit requests to the Registrar by no later than 11:00am on the second day preceding the Online Court sitting.  Counter requests and consent to pending orders must be submitted by no later than 2:30pm on the second day preceding the Online Court sitting.

Failing to submit requests or consent orders in the Online Court in accordance with the cut-off times will be treated as a non-appearance in the proceedings.  The Registrar will issue a notice pursuant to rule 13.6 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 that any further non-appearance may result in the proceedings being dismissed.

Any party may, by 11:00am on the second day preceding the Online Court sitting, submit a request to the Registrar for the matter to be dealt with in open court on the basis that the matter is not suitable to be dealt with using the Online Court.  The decision to list a matter in the physical Court is entirely at the discretion of the Registrar.  In general, contested directions are not a sufficient basis to have a matter transferred to a physical Court listing.

For more information and help with using Online Court, watch the video.

For more information, visit our FAQs.

Refer to the User Guide for the Online Court.

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