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Family Court of Australia


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About Us

Helps resolve complex family disputes. Delivers services for children, families and parties through effective judicial and non-judicial processes and judgments for separating families.

Parenting cases including those that involve a child welfare agency and/or allegations of sexual abuse or serious physical abuse of a child (Magellan cases), family violence and/or mental health issues with other complexities, multiple parties, complex cases where orders sought having the effect of preventing a parent from communicating with or spending time with a child, multiple expert witnesses, complex questions of law and/or special jurisdictional issues, international child abduction under the Hague Convention, special medical procedures and international relocation.

Financial cases that involve multiple parties, valuation of complex interests in trusts or corporate structures, including minority interests, multiple expert witnesses, complex questions of law and/or jurisdictional issues (including accrued jurisdiction) or complex issues concerning superannuation (such as complex valuations of defined benefit superannuation schemes).

Disabled Facilities: Parking, Toilets

Duty Lawyer provides free legal advice to parties in family law matters.


Monday 10 am – 1 pm
Tuesday 11 am – 1 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 1 pm
Thursday 1 pm – 3 pm
Friday 1 pm – 4 pm

Quick Facts About The Region

Family Court of Australia is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and City, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.