Use of electronic signatures

From 21 May 2020, hard copy court documents/forms (except for sworn/affirmed documents) pursuant to the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 may be accepted for filing by all Queensland Court registries where that document/form bears the wet, stamped or electronic signature of the applicant or the applicant’s lawyer/law firm.

An electronic signature includes pasting a digitised image of a person’s/law firm’s signature or using e-signing software to sign a document, and then printing this document in hard copy for the purpose of filing in a court registry.