The benefits of registering with the Online Registry
Registering with the Online Registry gives you access to a range of secure services based on who you are. Watch this video for a quick guide to manage your case information.
Video transcript - NSW Online Registry website overview
This video will provide an overview of the NSW Online Registry website. From this website you can:
- File many civil court forms online
- View information about your cases
- Download court sealed documents
- Access the Online Court
- Check Court Listings
- Publish and Search Probate Notices
You can click on any dot point on screen now to skip ahead to that section of the video.
[Home page of the NSW Online Registry website displays]
From the Home page of the NSW Online Registry website, you can select the tab that best describes you to view more information about our services, and the steps to register.
[Highlights tabs; Representing yourself, Legal professionals, Business and Government]
Once registered, you can login to access the expanding range of online services.
Enter your username and password, then click Login
[The Case list screen displays]
The Case list screen is the first screen that displays when you login. If you need to add yourself to an existing case, to file for example, a defence, click Find your case and follow the steps.
If you wish to start a new case, for example file a statement of claim, click Start a new case.
Otherwise, enter information into the search field to locate your existing case.
[User enters search criteria as jurisdiction; Local court - Civil]
Then click Search case list
The search results will display.
To file a form on an existing case, you can click the File form icon beside the case name
A pop-up window will display the proceeding, and a list of forms that can be filed on that case.
Select the form from this list to complete it online
[Pop up window is closed, user returns to search result screen]
To view information about your case, click the case name
The Your case information screens display.
Here you can see the proceeding information, which can be viewed in more detail by clicking on the blue hyperlinks onscreen
[User clicks two hyperlinks onscreen to display the proceeding information and
Click the Filed documents tab
From the Filed documents tab you can view all documents that have been filed on a case. If a form was filed online (by any party), you will also be able to download the court approved form from this screen by clicking the blue hyperlinks.
[User clicks Court dates tab]
Any Court dates associated with this case can be seen in the Court dates tab
[User clicks Judgments & orders tab]
The Judgments & Orders tab lists the determinations made by the Decision Maker, the date of that decision, and the name of the Decision maker. You can view the full orders from this screen.
[User clicks the View full orders hyperlink to expand sample order on screen]
And also request a formal copy of the decisions made by clicking on the Request a copy of judgment / order button
[User clicks Subpoenaed items list]
The Subpoenaed items tab displays details of a subpoena, any items marked for identification, and exhibits.
[User clicks the Packet ID hyperlink onscreen to display basic details of the subpoenaed
You can also file a form on an existing case by clicking the File Form tab.
[User clicks tab to display pop up window]
This will bring up a list of all the forms that can be filed for this case. To access a form and file it online, you would click the form name from this list.
[Pop up window is closed]
Now that we’ve looked at information that can be viewed on an existing case, let’s take a look at how to start a new case, by clicking the New case tab
This brings up a list of all the forms that can be filed to start a new case. To file a form, select it from the list.
[User selects Statement of Claim form from the list. The Statement of Claim form
Most forms on the NSW Online Registry will have the same look and feel, and reflect the content from the original court or UCPR form.
[User clicks blue help icon to expand help text]
Help has been provided at many points throughout the online forms. Click the blue help icons to view more information.
[User clicks Plaintiffs section of the form, then select Individual from the two options
provided. This displays several fields where the Plaintiffs details are required. The
user does not enter any information]
As data entered in the online form is sent directly to the Courts system; JusticeLink, it’s imperative the information you enter is accurate and complete.
[User clicks Saved forms tab at the top of the screen to navigate away from the current
Statement of Claim form]
When you’re filling out a form online, you have the option to save the form as Draft and return to it at a later date. These forms will be located in the Saved forms screen.
[User clicks Payments tab]
Up to 100 forms can be paid for in one transaction via the Payments screen. From this screen, you can select all forms that require payment, and then click Next to step through the secure credit card payment facility. Please note that forms requiring payment are not submitted to the Court until that payment has been made.
[User clicks Filing history tab]
The Filing history screen displays a list of all forms that have been submitted online.
You can select the form name to view a PDF version of the form, or the batch number to view details of the payment, including a downloadable tax invoice.
[User clicks Online Court tab]
The Online Court tab will display all your matters that are eligible for the Online Court. Here you can make a request, for example request an adjournment, or consent or counter requests made by opposing parties.
Please note that only certain list types and cases are eligible for the Online Court, and only those eligible will be displayed.
Please refer to the FAQ’s for more information on Online Court eligibility.
[User clicks Court Lists tab]
The Court lists tab allows you to search for any existing matter up to three weeks in advance, or one week in the past. You can then view details of the court listing, for example the date and location of a court appearance.
A free iPhone and android app is also available for this service called Search NSW Court Lists
[User clicks Probate tab]
Since early 2013 it’s been mandatory to publish all Probate Notices on the NSW Online Registry. As such, publication of Probate notices, and the option to search for an existing published Probate Notice sits in its own area of the Online Registry, under the Probate tab.
Click the Search probate notices button to look up existing probate notices, or scroll down to access the form to file a new Probate notice.
[User clicks Manage profile tab]
The Manage Profile screen is where you can manage all the details for your profile. From this screen you can:
- Add delegates to act on your behalf
- Change your password, secret questions, or email address
- Save or manage credit cards
- Or register your organisation as an eOrganisation, which is a way of replicating your business structure for managing caseloads in an online format.
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