This practice direction has been revoked with effect from 21 September 2015.

See: No. 1 of 2015 - Revocation of Directions Relevant to Appeals


The Legislative Council of the Australian Capital Territory has adopted the following policy in relation to robing in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory:

"When the Court robes, counsel will robe, except that when the Judge or Master removes his or her wig, counsel will do likewise."

This court will follow the practice of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory in relation to robing. This means that counsel are expected to wear robes but not wigs in Full Court proceedings in the Australian Capital Territory.

At first instance, counsel are required to wear robes as before. Wigs are only required where one is worn by the particular Judge or Judicial Registrar.

Practice Direction 2002/1, 27 May 2002, issued by 
the Hon. Chief Justice Alastair Nicholson AO RFD