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FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT RULES 2001 - RULE 6.11

Service other than by hand

             (1)  If a document is not required to be served by hand, the document may be served on a person at the person's address for service:

                     (a)  by delivering it to the address in a sealed envelope addressed to the person; or

                     (b)  by sending it to the address by pre-paid post in a sealed envelope addressed to the person; or

                     (c)  by fax transmission addressed to the person and sent to a fax receiver at the address; or

                     (d)  if the address includes the number of a document exchange box of a lawyer, by sealing the document in an envelope that complies with any prepayment requirements of the document exchange and is addressed to the lawyer (at that box address) and placing the envelope:

                              (i)  in that box; or

                             (ii)  in a box provided at another branch of the document exchange for delivery of documents to the box address; or

                     (e)  if the person has filed a notice authorising service by email--by sending the document to the email address; or

                      (f)  if the party is represented by a lawyer, and the address for service provides the lawyer's email address--by sending it to the lawyer's email address.

             (2)  If the person does not have an address for service, the document may be served on the person:

                     (a)  by delivering it to the person's last known address or place of business in a sealed envelope addressed to the person; or

                     (b)  by sending it by pre-paid post in a sealed envelope addressed to the person at the person's last known address or place of business; or

                     (c)  if a law of the Commonwealth or of the State or Territory in which service is to be effected provides for service of a document on a corporation or organisation, by serving the document in accordance with such provision.



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