Case outline layout help please

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Active Member
15 May 2018

I would like to submit a case outline prior to my next hearing and was just wanting to find out how they are generally written. It is not Court ordered however, I feel it may be of assistance to the Judge as they are new to the matter.

On the Federal Circuit Court website, there is a Case Information form - is this sufficient?

Or do I need to draft it similar to an affidavit, with headings for each order sought by myself, along with proposed witnesses and events.

Thank you

Jake Matherson

Well-Known Member
15 June 2018
Hey Charley,

I cant find the form you're referencing in the FCC.

We were Ordered and my ICL filed a "Case Outline" in the Family Court Of Australia.
Link to form.

They just listed chronologically in Part D. Date and Event for all of the relevant information.

xx/xx/xx Father born.
xx/xx/xx Mother born.
xx/xx/xx Parents commenced to live together.
xx/xx/xx Child born (now aged 99).
xx/xx/xx Parents separated.

An affidavit would not be the place to list this information.
You shouldn't be repeating what you've already asked for in an Affidavit.


Active Member
15 May 2018
Hi Jake, thank you for the reply.

The form you have linked is the one I was referring to :)

Good to know I was almost on the right path, much appreciated