Service of subpoenas

A subpoena, summons or notice to produce is a legal document issued by a court or tribunal at the request of a party to a case to compel the recipient to produce documents or give evidence at a hearing or trial.

A subpoena can be served on the AFP by email, post or personal delivery. The AFP requests conduct money be made at the time of service of a subpoena. If you serve a subpoena by email, you must also send the original documents with a cheque for conduct money to the AFP by post.

A subpoena to produce documents must be issued to the Proper Officer. A subpoena to give evidence must be issued to the individual officer who will be required to attend to give evidence.

The address for service of subpoenas seeking AFP material is:

Email subpoena@afp.gov.au
Post The Proper Officer
Subpoena Team
AFP Legal
Australian Federal Police
GPO Box 401
Canberra ACT 2601
Personal delivery AFP Legal
National Headquarters
Edmund Barton Building
47 Kings Avenue
Barton ACT 2600

The address for service of subpoenas seeking ACT Policing material is:

Email ACT-Information-Access@afp.gov.au
Post The Proper Officer
ACT Information Access Team
City Police Station
16-18 London Circuit
Canberra City ACT 2601
Personal delivery City Police Station
16-18 London Circuit
Canberra City ACT 2601

If it doesn't add up, speak up. Call the National Security Hotline - 1800 123 400.

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