The NSW Online Registry is an approved electronic case management system for the purpose of filing documents in the Land and Environment Court.
Parties are encouraged to file documents using the Online Registry in order to reduce the time and cost of filing documents over the counter or by post.
Any documents that are available in the Online Registry can be filed online. The documents currently available for filing online are:
Documents are filed by uploading them to the NSW Online Registry. In accordance with rule 3.5 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005, the document uploaded for filing must be a true and complete copy of the original document.
If the document to be filed using Online Registry contains a signature or is required to contain a signature, rule 3.5(6) requires that the document uploaded must be a scanned copy that includes a clear, legible copy of the signature of the person who signed the document.
The file extension for documents filed using Online Registry needs to be .pdf
The file size of documents filed by uploading them to the NSW Online Registry cannot exceed 5MB.
Documents filed using the Online Registry are required to be served in accordance with the usual rules concerning service of documents.
In accordance with rule 3.7 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005, a document can only be served on another party by electronic mail if the other party consents to service in that form.
In accordance with rule 3.5 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005, a person who has filed a document by uploading it to Online Registry is "taken to have agreed that, if the court so requires, he or she will file the original document in accordance with the court's directions."
If a document has been filed using Online Registry, the original document is only required to be provided if specifically directed by the Court.
Pursuant to rule 3.5(9), the original signed copy of a document filed by uploading it to the Online Registry is required to be kept until the later of the following:
Online Registry User Guide
Youtube instructional videos
How to lodge an Application Class 1,2,3 Online (Youtube)
How to seek a copy of sealed orders online (Youtube)