Examinations under sections 596A and 596B of the Corporations Act 2001


Available dates

Examinations are held Monday to Friday at 11 am. Dates for examination hearings can generally be arranged within two months. Details of upcoming Available Examination dates are updated regularly in the Corporations List section on the Court Sittings page. 

Examination procedure

The Corporations Act 2001(Pt 5.9), the Supreme Court (Corporations) Rules 1999 (Div 11), and the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 govern the procedure for these examinations.

A specific form has been approved for orders for production (UCPR Form 29).

Upon the filing of an originating or interlocutory process the registry will issue a listing before the Corporations List Registrar at 11am each Wednesday, or in extremely urgent cases, arrangements can be made with the Registrar for the interlocutory process to be heard on another day of the week or via an Online Court.

The summons, orders for production and dates for examination are issued in court by the Registrar. It is recommended that practitioners view the current available dates prior to the listing. Practitioners should complete as many details on the forms as possible leaving only dates, signatures and Court seals to be added by the Registrar.

Applications to vacate examination dates should be made by interlocutory process giving the Court as much prior notice as possible. Except in exceptional or unforeseen circumstances, applications for an adjournment will not be considered on the day of the examination.

Filing fees

The fees page shows the fees that would apply to such matters.