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Divorce, separation, children, property and other family law matters.
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Migration law
The Court can review some decisions made under the Migration Act 1958.
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General federal law
Bankruptcy, fair work, human rights, consumer, admiralty, administrative and IP.

Attending court

Helpful videos

You can separate smarter
Did you know, you don’t need to argue? If it is safe to do so, there is a better way to separate. You can take ownership of your dispute. This video provides tips on how to separate smarter - whether you agree or partially agree, perhaps you can’t agree at all.
3:45 min
What to expect when attending a court hearing
An introduction and guide to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. This video shares tips to help you understand what to expect if you have to attend a court hearing, whether in person or electronically.
4:19 min
A new court structure
This video guides you through what has changed and what you can expect from the new court system following the amalgamation of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Our host shares where you can find information such as New Forms, New Rules and New Practice Directions via the New FCFCOA Website.
2:36 min
15 October, 2021

Media Release: Eleven new appointments to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia welcomes the appointment of 11 new Judges to the Court. These judicial appointments substantially increase the Court’s judicial resources and will greatly assist the Court to effectively manage its demanding caseload and provide access to justice across Australia

15 October, 2021

Media Release: Five new judges appointed to the Parramatta and Sydney registries of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) welcomes the appointment of five new judges to the Court’s Parramatta and Sydney registries. These judicial appointments substantially increase the Court’s judicial resources and will greatly assist the Court to effectively manage its demanding caseload and provide access to justice in New South Wales and across Australia