‘Interlocutory’ means provisional or interim, and the term is used to classify orders, relief, judgments or injunctions that are issued during the course of proceedings and are not necessarily reflective of the final judgment.

Orders, relief, judgments and injunctions that are issued on an interlocutory basis are issued in order to maintain the status quo until a matter can be properly decided.

As general practice, Australian courts and tribunals discourage appeals against interlocutory measures.