Supreme Court of Western Australia

Electronic Filing

Electronic filing in the civil jurisdiction of the Supreme Court is mandatory from 1 March 2018, and is mandatory in civil appeals in the Court of Appeal from 3 May 2021. This includes filing documents on matters commenced prior to this date.

The Rules of the Supreme Court 1971 (WA) prescribe that documents must be filed using the Electronic Case Management System (ECMS) except in limited circumstances.

The Court’s ECMS is the electronic case management system for managing proceedings in all Western Australian courts and tribunals and is available through the eLodgment system on the eCourts Portal for use by the legal profession, government agencies and self-represented litigants.

Proceedings in the Court’s civil jurisdiction are commenced by filing originating documents. Once commenced other documents can also be filed using the ECMS. Filing fees are paid online and all court orders and listings can be accessed electronically by parties to the proceedings.

How to Register

To use eLodgment you must be a registered user.

  1. Go to the eCourts Portal home page
  2. Read the terms and conditions
  3. Click on the Register link
  4. Complete and submit the registration form

Please note that registration approval may take up to 24 hours. You will receive an email notification when your registration is complete.

Help and support

CTG Helpdesk

8:15am to 4:45pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: (08) 9425 2645

Supreme Court Registry

8am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: (08) 9421 5333

Inability to eLodge

If you are experiencing issues with the eLodgement system and the Courts Technology Group is unable to assist, you may request leave to file otherwise than via the ECMS by emailing the Principal Registrar or the Court of Appeal Registrar (for civil appeals in the Court of Appeal) with an outline of the issue and the document you seek to file.

Last updated: 30-Jun-2021

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