Practice directions are guidelines issued by courts in relation to procedure and practice. They complement the rules of procedure set out in legislation and regulations1.
Practice directions are generally published on the court's website, as below:
High Court of Australia - Filing Practice Directions
Federal Court of Australia - Practice Documents
Federal Circuit Court of Australia - Practice Directions
Family Court of Australia - Practice Directions
Queensland Courts - Practice Directions
Murri Court - Resources (including practice directions)
Industrial Court of Queensland - Practice Notes
QCAT - Practice Directions
1Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary (online at 10 March 2020) 'practice direction'; 'Practice directions' Queensland Courts (Web page, 10 March 2020) <https://www.courts.qld.gov.au/court-users/practitioners/practice-directions>.
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