Supreme Court of Western Australia

Name Searches

Party or Litigant Name Search

Under the Rules of the Supreme Court 1971 (WA), it is possible to make a party name or litigant search. That provision is under Order 67 rule 10, and requires that a written request is made to the Court for a party name / litigation search.

If you are not a party to the matter, you a must make a written request to the Court for the search to be conducted by emailing central.office@justice.wa.gov.au. There is a fee for every name requested and result located by the search and is applicable for every name searched even when no result is located by the name search.

Divorce Name Search (pre 1975)

A written request is required for party name searches of divorce matters. If you are not a party to the divorce, you must make a written request to the Principal Registrar for approval for the search to be conducted.

There is no fee for a copy of the Decree Absolute; however, a fee is applicable for a copy of any other document.


Last updated: 1-Mar-2019

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