Recognition of foreign judgments in Australia are governed by the Foreign Judgments Act 1991 (Cth). However, the details principles are varied on a case basis. In general, The following conditions must be satisfied:
The foreign court must have exercised jurisdiction that Australian courts recognise under Foreign Judgments Act 1996 and the Regulation;
The foreign judgment must be final and conclusive;
The judgment must be for the payment of a debt or definite sum of money;
The judgment debt has not been wholly paid by the debtor in the foreign country;
The judgment must be enforceable in the country of the original court; and
The identity of the parties to the foreign judgment must be the same as the parties to the Australian enforcement proceedings.