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If you need to file civil court forms and documents in the NSW Local, District or Supreme Court, you can do this online via the Online Registry website. Alternatively, you can mail your documentation, or visit a court registry and deliver it in person.


Only parties to a case may view case information. This includes:

  • a court user who is representing themselves
  • a representative of an organisation party to a case, or their delegate
  • a solicitor on the record for the case, or their delegate.

To make sure that you have all the information and documentation you need to complete this transaction, please visit Justice NSW.

What you need

  • your email address
  • your Proof of identity
  • a credit or debit card to pay court fees

How to file a form

Filing a form to start or defend a case

  1. Register or log in to the Online Registry
  2. Click on the ‘Start or defend a case’ tab
  3. Select the appropriate form
  4. Complete the form online
  5. Pay the appropriate fee to submit your form

Filing a form for an existing case

  1. Register or log in to the Online Registry
  2. Search for a civil case to which you are a party
  3. Click the 'File form' icon next to the relevant case
  4. Select the appropriate form
  5. Complete the form online, or upload a completed PDF version (if applicable for that form)
  6. Pay the appropriate fee (if required) to submit your form

More information

  • If you choose to complete a form online, you may need to print it and collect the appropriate signatures, scan the pages and upload them.
  • All documents uploaded should be PDFs, with a maximum file size of 5 MB.
  • Any relevant filing fees will be calculated after completion of the form/s.
  • Forms requiring payment are not submitted to the Court until that payment has been made.
  • If you have been granted a fee waiver or postponement for a particular form, you'll need to file the form in person or by post.  You cannot file the form online.
  • The Online Registry works best using Google Chrome internet browser (free).  You can also use Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 9 plus (performance will be slower using older versions).

Payment methods

You can review transaction payment options on our payment methods page.

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