Electronic lodgement (eLodgement)
eLodgement is a service that allows court users to lodge Magistrates Court civil claim, statement of claim, request for default judgment, default judgment, affidavit, application in a proceeding and enforcement hearing summons forms online through an approved service provider.
eLodgement services in the Magistrates Court are supplied by CITEC Confirm.
The service is available in all Magistrates Courts in Queensland.
eLodgement was a service that was available before the rules about electronic filing in the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 were amended in 2018. eLodgement is still available under the amended UCPR. General information about electronically filing documents under the UCPR is also available.
eLodgement allows you to:
- lodge documents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (with documents transferred to the Magistrates Court 7am to 11pm weekdays, including public holidays)
- track documents online, with instant feedback about whether a document has been filed or rejected, or is pending
- save time by reducing the need to attend the court registry
- enter details once only (as they are reproduced automatically throughout the lodgement process)
- access lodgement information remotely over the internet (with no extra software required)
- automatically calculate fees and transaction costs
- take advantage of flexible billing options
- access support over the phone or email.
Documents you can lodge
You can lodge these Magistrates Court documents electronically:
- Claim (Form 2)
- Application (Form 9)
- Statement of claim (Form 16)
- Request for default judgment (Form 25)
- Default judgment (Form 26)
- Affidavit (Form 46)
- Enforcement hearing summons (Form 70).
The system uses 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to safeguard information. SSL technology encrypts all personal information so that it can’t be read as it travels over the internet.
Personal information and credit card details are not stored on any internet-accessible machine.
You need only an active internet connection and a web browser to access the eLodgement system. There is no special software.
Accessing the service
To access eLodgement, contact CITEC Confirm to obtain a login.
The Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 may assist you, particularly Chapter 22, Part 1 and rules 975A–975E, which deal specifically with electronic documents.
Approvals by the Principal Registrar of the Magistrates Court
The following approvals are relevant to eLodgement: