Your right to appeal is defined by legislation. You will need to identify a particular Act of Parliament and section when lodging an appeal. The registry cannot assist you in determining which law is applicable to your case as that is something that you should seek legal advice upon.
This is not an exhaustive list and parties should rely upon their own legal advice in the matter.
In many cases you may need to obtain leave before being permitted to appeal. For example see
s101(2) of the Supreme Court Act 1970. If you file an appeal without obtaining leave, your appeal may be dismissed as being incompetent .
You should also be aware that in
Muldoon v Church of England Childrens Home Burwood  NSWCA 46, there are certain situations in which "an appeal from an appeal" is not permitted. In Muldoon, this was an appeal from the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal to the District Court, and in which the Court of Appeal held that there was no further right of appeal. You may need to obtain legal advice in respect of this.
If you have the right to appeal, an appeal is commenced by filing a
Form 105 - Notice of Appeal. There is a
filing fee for lodging an appeal.
You must serve the respondents to the appeal with a copy of the sealed copy of the appeal you received from the registry.
You must also serve the Court or Tribunal that you are appealing from with a copy of the sealed copy of the appeal
You should be aware that you will be required to prepare written submissions, appeal books, and also pay a hearing allocation fee and possibly a daily hearing fee, at a later date.
If you need to seek leave to appeal, you need to file a
Form 104 - Summons Seeking Leave to Appeal. You must also file at least four copies of a White Folder with the Form 104
(UCPR 51.12). There is a fee for filing a leave application.
You should be aware that you may need to pay a hearing allocation fee, and possibly a daily hearing fee, at a later date.
UCPR 51.12 provides for the contents of a White Folder. A White Folder is used for leave applications.
White Folders are prepared before you file a leave application.
Written submissions are an outline of the arguments that wish to present to the Court. They cannot be more than 20 pages unless leave has been granted.
In an appeal, written submissions from the appellant are due six weeks after the appeal was filed
(UCPR 51.37). The respondents submissions are due four weeks thereafter.
In a leave application, the written submissions are the Summary of Argument to be presented in the White Folder. The respondent files a response four weeks after the filing of the leave application.
The Red Book contains the pleadings in the Court below and the decision being appeal from.
UCPR 51.27 provides for the format and contents of the book. The Red Book is lodged and served by the appellant six weeks after filing the appeal.
The Black Book contains the transcript and the written submissions from the Court or Tribunal below to the extent that they are necessary.
UCPR 51.28 provides for the format and contents of the Black Book. The Black Book is lodged and served ten weeks before the hearing date of the case. The parties can of course prepare the Black Book earlier.
The Blue Book contains the exhibits from the Court or Tribunal below, and will include any additional material relevant for the appeal.
UCPR 51.29 provides for the format and contents of the Blue Book. The Blue Book is lodged and served ten weeks before the hearing date of the case. The parties can of course prepare the Blue Book earlier.
The Orange Book contains the written submissions prepared by the parties for the appeal.
UCPR 51.30 provides for the format and actual contents of the Orange Book. The Orange Book is lodged four weeks before the hearing date. The Orange Book is the last book prepared, because the written submissions of the parties are updated with page references to the Red, Blue and Black Books to assist the Court in finding the material referred to in the appeal books. The Orange Book is produced once all those updated submissions are prepared.
The filing of an appeal or a leave application does not usually create a stay of proceedings. If there is no automatic stay, a party seeking a stay of proceedings must file a
notice of motion (Form 20) and an
affidavit in support (Form 40). The motion is usually returnable on the first Monday after it is filed.