The Federal Court of Australia is a superior court of record and a court of law and equity.
The Federal Court of Australia was created by legislation and commenced operating in 1977.
The Federal Court has jurisdiction conferred by over 150 statutes of Parliament.
The Federal Court also has a substantial and diverse appellate jurisdiction hearing appeals from decisions of single judges of the Court and from the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (previously the Federal Magistrates Court) in non-family law matters.
The Federal Court's jurisdiction now covers almost all civil matters arising under Australian federal law and some summary and indictable criminal cases.
The Federal Court also exercise general appellate jurisdiction for criminal and civil cases on appeal from the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island.
Further information about the Federal Court of Australia is available from their website.