What to expect at a directions hearing in the Federal Court or Federal Circuit Court

This fact sheet provides information on what will happen during a directions hearing and how you can prepare for one. 

If you are currently involved in a legal dispute at the Federal Court or Federal Circuit Court, it is important to prepare for, attend and understand the purpose of a directions hearing. This fact sheet will help you prepare.

This fact sheet covers:

  • Where can you find the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court?
  • Key legal terms
  • What is a directions hearing or case management hearing?
  • What will happen at a directions hearing or case management hearing?
  • How should you prepare for a directions hearing or case management hearing?
  • Going to court
Fact Sheet: What to expect at a directions hearing Download PDF (336 KB)
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