(1) Subject to this
regulation, a document may be lodged by fax if it is a document that may be
lodged without the payment of a fee specified in Schedule 1.
(2) A Court must
publish a fax number for its registry.
(3) A party wanting to
lodge a document by fax must use the published fax number for the relevant
(4) A document that,
with any attachments and a cover sheet, is more than 20 pages long, must not
be lodged by fax and any such document received by a Court is to be taken not
to have been lodged.
(5) A document that is
sent by fax to a Court must have a cover sheet stating —
sender’s name, postal address, document exchange number (if any),
telephone number and fax number;
number of pages (including the cover sheet) being sent by fax; and
the Court is to do with the document.
(6) A party which
lodges a document by fax must —
endorse the first page of the original document with —
a statement that the document is the original of a
document sent by fax; and
the date and time the document was sent by fax;
the endorsed original document and the fax machine’s report evidencing
the successful transmission of the document; and
directed to do so by the Court, produce the items in paragraph (b) to the
(7) A document lodged
by fax with the Court is to be taken to have been lodged —
the whole document is received before 4.00 p.m. on a day when the
Court’s registry is open for business, on that day;
otherwise, on the next day when the Court’s registry is open for
(8) A document that is
sent by fax to the Court is to be taken not to have been lodged with the Court
is not sent in accordance with the requirements of this regulation; or
the document is completely or partly illegible or if any of the details on the
cover sheet required under subregulation (5) are illegible.