Subpoenas and Notices to Produce

The University General Counsel is the only staff member authorised to receive subpoenas for the production of University documents.  The subpoena should be addressed to the University General Counsel or The Proper Officer.

Please direct anyone serving a subpoena, or any subpoenas served by mail, to Legal and Compliance, Room CH235, The Chancellery, Callaghan campus.  Please also scan and email a copy of the covering letter and subpoena to

The University General Counsel and Legal and Compliance cannot accept service of subpoenas to attend to give evidence.  Subpoenas to give evidence must be served directly on the individual called upon to give evidence.

Persons wishing to serve subpoenas on the University or any of its employees for the production of University documents, should email a copy of the documents to and send the originals by Express Post to:

The Proper Officer
The University of Newcastle
c/- Legal and Compliance (CH235)
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308

The prescribed amount of conduct money must be paid for all subpoenas. If the amount of conduct money is not prescribed then the minimum cost of handling a subpoena at the University is $75.00. Payment must be provided upon service of the subpoena.

The minimum amount covers up to 2 hours of staff time searching records, copying/scanning up to 100 pages and delivery of the documents to the court or tribunal. If the time involved and records located go beyond these, the University may contact you to discuss payment of additional costs as follows:

  • professional staff time at $275 per hour
  • administrative staff time at $75 per hour
  • photocopying documents at $0.20 per page

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.