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New South Wales Business law and commercial law for the public


Australian Financial Security Authority


GPO Box 548
Sydney NSW 2001 

Telephone: 1300 364 785
Contact Form

Federal Magistrates Court


Registry & Contacts

Federal Court Registry
Level 17, Law Courts Building
Queens Square
Sydney NSW 2000

William St (for some hearings)
80 William St
Sydney NSW 2000

Locked Bag A6000
Sydney South NSW 1235

DX 613 Sydney

Telephone: (02) 9230 8567
Fax - General enquiries: (02) 9230 8535
Fax - Filing of documents: (02) 9230 8295

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Federal Court


Federal Court Registry & Contacts

Queens Square
Level 17, Law Courts Building
Queens Square
Sydney NSW 2000

William St (for some hearings)
80 William St
Sydney NSW 2000

Locked Bag A6000
Sydney South NSW 1235

DX 613 Sydney

Telephone: (02) 9230 8567
Fax - General enquiries: (02) 9230 8535
Fax - Filing of documents: (02) 9230 8295

General enquiries: nswdr@fedcourt.gov.au
File inspections, subpoena, exhibits enquiries: NSWInspections@fedcourt.gov.au

Judges, Fees & General

Business law and commercial law commonwealth courts portal

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General Act and Rules

Supreme Court


Supreme Court Registry & Contacts

Street Address
Supreme Court of NSW
Law Courts Building, Queens Square
184 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Postal Address
Supreme Court of NSW
GPO Box 3
Sydney NSW 2001

Document Exchange
DX 829, Sydney


Registry opening Hours
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

General Inquiries 1300 679 272
After Hours (Urgent Only) (02) 9230 8025
Civil Matters (02) 9230 8111
Court of Appeal (02) 9230 8601
General Acts and Rules


Loan Calculators (12)

How Much Can I Borrow? Calculator How Much Can I Borrow? Calculator
This calculator provides an estimate of the maximum you can borrow, taking into account your monthly income and expenditure and current interest rates. This calculator also builds in a buffer for interest rate rises.

Income and Expenditure Worksheet
Use the income and expenditure worksheet to calculate how much you can afford to borrow.

Basic Repayment Calculator
Enter the interest rate, the term of the loan and the amount you are borrowing to get the minimum monthly repayment and the amount of interest paid.

Fixed vs Variable Interest Rate Calculator
This simulator allows you to analyse the choice of a fixed or variable rate by modeling changes in the variable interest rate and comparing the amount repaid during the period and the outstanding loan balance at the end of the period.

Mortgage Broker Checklist If you're planning to use a mortgage broker to help you find the perfect home loan, there is some information you should find out from your broker before you start.

Loan Repayment Calculator - Work out what your minimum weekly, fortnightly or monthly loan repayments would be for any borrowed amount.

Extra Repayments Calculator - Find out how much you can save in interest and shorten your loan term by making additional repayments over and above your current monthly repayment.

Lump Sum Repayments Calculator - Find out how much you can save in interest and shorten your loan term by making a one-off lump sum repayment on top of your current monthly repayment.

Split Loan Calculator - Splitting your home loan into fixed and variable rate portions can provide insurance against future changes in interest rates that we can't predict. Use this tool to calculate your repayments and total interest under different fixed and variable rate scenarios.

Loan Comparison Calculator - Select any two home loans on the market for a direct cost comparison. Determine which is the cheapest in total fees and interest over the life of the loan.

Stamp Duty Calculator - Work out how much stamp duty will be payable on the purchase of your new home.

Principal & Interest Calculator - Work out what portion of each monthly repayment is principal and what portion is interest.

Costs of Buying (2)

Lenders Mortgage Insurance Estimator
In nearly all cases, if you borrow more than 80 per cent of what the lender considers to be the value of the property they will ask you to pay their mortgage insurance. This handy estimator determines how much this is likely to cost you.

Home Cost Estimator
This calculator allows you to estimate the total cost of purchasing a property including all those nasty hidden costs.

Buy or Rent or Invest (4)

Rent vs Buy
This tool allows you to compare your estimated financial position after seven years of renting with your estimated financial position after seven years of home loan repayments.

Buy Then Sell or Sell Then Buy
This estimator provides an indication of the costs you will face depending on the order in which you sell your old home and buy your new one.

Relocation Timeline
This calculator takes your specific moving details and produces a customized timeline. This can then be printed out in the form of a checklist to tick off tasks as they are completed.

Can I Afford An Investment Property?
This tool provides an estimate of how much an investment property will cost. It combines the cash operating revenue and the cash operating expenses with the change in the amount of income tax paid to measure the net change in the investors income due to the investment property.

Banking (12)

Search & Compare Savings Accounts and Term Deposits
Small Business Loans
Small Business Calculator
Compare credit cards - The small business calculator that lets you enter set-up costs and running costs to establish a comprehensive business financial summary.
Debentures comparison page
Compare Homeloans
Transaction Accounts
Personal Loans
Small Business Loans
Business At Call Accounts
Business Credit Cards
Business Term Deposits

Investment (3)

Margin Lending Calculator - Gearing Simulator
Margin Lending Calculator - Stock Lookup
Find and compare brokers

Planners (3)

Savings Calculator

Budget Planner - Try our Budget Planner. Enter your annual income and expenses to assess your financial position.

Statement of financial position. Check your financial position and overall financial capacity.

Retirement / Superannuation (6)

Retirement planner
Could your super and the age pension be enough to give you the income you would like to have when you retire? Ask the FIDO retirement planner to crunch the numbers and show you.

Account-based pension calculatorAccount-based pension calculator
An account-based pension or annuity is one of the products you can buy with your super when you retire. Account based pensions are also known as allocated pensions.

Superannuation calculator
Works out how much super you'll have when you retire and how fees affect your final payout.

Reverse mortgage calculator Reverse mortgage calculator
See how your reverse mortgage debt builds up and may affect how much of your home you still own as time goes by.

Centrelink Rate Estimator

Super vs mortgage calculator

Federal - Tax, Help and Others (16)


Income tax
Individual income tax rates - Shows the percentage of tax payable for each income bracket, for individual Australian taxpayers, for the financial year 2009-10 and 2010-11.
Individual income tax rates for prior years - Shows the percentage of tax payable for each income bracket, for individual Australian taxpayers, for prior financial years.
PAYG withholding
Students and graduates


Income tax
PAYG withholding
Students and graduates
Work related expenses
Other calculators
Other tools

Insurance Guides (5)

Car Insurance Guide (MoneySmart)
Health Insurance Guide (MoneySmart)
Home & Contents Insurance Guide (MoneySmart)
Life Insurance Guide (MoneySmart)
Travel Insurance Guide (MoneySmart)

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Business Act Finder (AustLII)

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Business Regulation Finder (AustLII)

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If Section and Schedule are blank, you will be taken to the AustLII Index. Update Status Page.  Help

ASX Listing Rules by Number
ASX Operating Rules


Australian Competition & Consumer Commission


Sydney office
Level 7, Angel Place
123 Pitt Street
(between Hunter Street and Martin Place)
Sydney NSW 2000

GPO Box 3648
Sydney NSW 2001

Telephone: (02) 9230 9133
Fax: (02) 9223 1092

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Stamp Duty

Office of State Revenue

Head Office
Lang Centre, 132 Marsden Streets, Parramatta

Level 2, 97 Scott Street, Newcastle

Level 6, 90 Crown Street, Wollongong

GPO Box 4042,
Sydney NSW 2001

DX 456 Sydney

Telephone: (02) 9689 6200
Fax: (02) 9689 6464

Contact Details for OSR

LPI Login

business law and commercial law - OSR ASSIST BUTTON OSR Assist provides interactive support to help you determine your liability to pay duty in NSW.

Land Titles Office


1 Prince Albert Road
Queens Square
Sydney 2000 NSW

Postal Address
GPO Box 15
Sydney  NSW  2001

Telephone: 13000 LANDS
Telephone:  61 2 9228 6666
Fax: (02) 9233 4357

Hours - 8.30 am to 4.30 pm business days

Customer Service: (03) 8636 2010

Australian Consumer Law



The consolidated Trade Practices Act above already incorporates the Unfair Contract Terms Law .

The above website has the latest information on the legislation. For clients, you may also be interested in their resources for business and for consumers. This includes training modules.

A Guide to the Unfair Contract Terms Law It is anticipated that something similar will be published for the ACL.

Corporations Law - ASIC

Australian Securities & Investment Commission


Sydney Service Centre

Level 5
100 Market Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

PO Box 4000
Gippsland Mail Centre Vic 3841

Phone 1300 300 630
Fax (03) 5177 3999

Hours 9am - 5pm

NSW Enforcement & Policy Office

Level 5
100 Market Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

GPO Box 9827
Sydney NSW 2001

DX 653 Sydney

Phone (02) 9911 2000
Fax (02) 9911 2414

Hours 8am - 6pm


This includes Smart Forms - PDF versions that you can complete on your computer

Class Orders

Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)


Sydney Office
Exchange Centre,
20 Bridge Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: 131 ASX (131 279)
Fax (Excluding company announcements):
(02) 9227 0885

ASX Listing Rules by Number
ASX Operating Rules


Industry Complaint Resolution Bodies

There are also bodies appointed to resolve disputes within particular Industries, Departments or particular areas of concern.

Industry Complaint Resolution Bodies

NSW Complaint and Dispute Resolution Bodies

NSW Complaint Resolution Bodies

National Law Societies

National Law Societies
Special Interest Legal Groups
Law Reform


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Business Licences & Safety

The Australian Business Licence and Information Service (BLIS) provides details of all licences you may require to operate your business in Australia, including Commonwealth, State/Territory and Local Government requirements.