If, after receiving a request for service in this jurisdiction, the Prothonotary is of the opinion—
(a) that the request does not comply with Rule 80.13; or
(b) that the document to which the request relates is not a foreign judicial document; or
(c) that compliance with the request may infringe Australia's sovereignty or security; or
(d) that the request seeks service of a document in some other State or Territory—
the Prothonotary must refer the request to the Attorney-General's Department of the Commonwealth together with a statement of his or her opinion.
The Attorney-General's Department of the Commonwealth will deal with misdirected and non-compliant requests, make arrangements for the service of extrajudicial documents and assess and decide questions concerning Australia's sovereignty and security.