In this Part:
"additional authority" , for a Convention country, means an authority that is:
(a) for the time being designated by the country, under Article 18 of the Hague Service Convention, to be an authority (other than the Central Authority) for the country; and
(b) competent to receive requests for service abroad emanating from Australia.
"applicant" , for a request for service abroad, means the person on whose behalf service is requested.
Note: The term applicant may have a different meaning in other provisions of these Regulations.
"Central Authority" , for a Convention country, means an authority that is for the time being designated by that country, under Article 2 of the Hague Service Convention, to be the Central Authority for that country.
"certificate of service" means a certificate of service that has been completed for the purposes of Article 6 of the Hague Service Convention.
"certifying authority" , for a Convention country, means the Central Authority for the country or some other authority that is for the time being designated by the country, under Article 6 of the Hague Service Convention, to complete certificates of service in the form annexed to the Hague Service Convention.
"civil proceedings" means any judicial proceedings in relation to civil or commercial matters.
"Convention country" means a country, other than Australia, that is a party to the Hague Service Convention.
"defendant" , for a request for service abroad of an initiating process, means the person on whom the initiating process is requested to be served.
"foreign judicial document" means a judicial document that originates in a Convention country and relates to civil proceedings in a court of that country.
"forwarding authority" means the relevant Registrar.
"initiating process" means any document by which proceedings (including proceedings on any cross-claim or third party notice) are commenced.
"local judicial document" means a judicial document that relates to civil proceedings in the court.
"request for service abroad" means a request for service in a Convention country of a local judicial document mentioned in subregulation 21AF(1).