What documents can I file through eLodgment?
In the Supreme Court there are 14 documents that can be lodged via eLodgment. Click here to see the list of documents.
In the District Court, as a general rule, all the documents required to run a standard action can be filed through the eLodgment. Click here for a full list of documents that can be filed through eLodgment in the District Court.
In the Magistrates Court, there are currently six forms that can be filed through eLodgment. They are Form 3s (General Procedure Claims), Form 4s (Minor Case Claims), Form 6s and 12s (Residential Tenancies Act) and Form 6s and 7s (Consumer/Trade Claims).
The eLodgment system is in the process of being expanded with the intent that all documents in all courts will be able to filed through eLodgment.
Can I check a draft before lodging it?
Yes, eLodgment will provide you with an opportunity to review a draft. Preview documents have the word ‘preview’ embedded into the document as a watermark. Click here to see an example of a preview document.
How will a claim or a writ be sealed?
When a claim or a writ is lodged through eLodgment, it will be allocated an action number through the eLodgment system. The sealed service copy, with the action number, will be electronically returned to the user who filed the document. This electronic service copy will have the Court seal embedded in the document as a watermark. To view an example of a writ which has been filed through eLodgment.
How will I know if the application has been successfully lodged?
Documents filed through eLodgment are electronically filed directly into the courts’ electronic file management system. This is a more advanced system than one in which an image of the document is emailed to the court and then at some later stage printed out by registry staff and placed on the court file.
As part of the eLodgment process, the user will receive an on screen confirmation that the document has been successfully filed.
The time taken to lodge a document will vary depending on a number of issues including the user’s familiarity with the system, internet traffic and the user’s operating system. Confirmation of lodgement is given in the form of a running progress screen which indicates to the user at which stage the payment and lodgement process is at. The lodgement time could take between 30 seconds and five minutes, depending on the number of documents contained within the batch.