Bus stop 500m from front of building.

General information

No public telephones available.

Photocopier available on level 1 - 20c per copy.

Justice of the Peace - all documents should be signed, witnessed and photocopied before attending the registry.

Bathrooms located on level 1, 2 and 4, including disabled facilities on levels 1 and 4.

Parents' room with changing facilities for babies located on level 2.

Wheelchair access available via the main entrance.

Lift access available to all public floors.

Hearing loops available by contacting the registry in advance - email and postal address information above.

A volunteer service provides tea/coffee and biscuits on level 4.

For copies of transcripts contact Auscript.

General enquiries

  • Information about filing and family law procedures
  • Procedural information about your case
  • Family law forms and publications
  • Commonwealth Courts Portal Support

email

Proof of divorce

I need to prove we are divorced – how do I do that?

 

Filing of documents by email

For documents that are unable to be eFiled

email

Registry enquiries

  • Lost property
  • Request for a lawyer code
  • Request availability of a file for file viewing or subpoena viewing (you should check that leave has been granted through the Commonwealth Courts Portal prior to sending a request to inspect a subpoena)
  • Case file information - parties/lawyers
  • Lawyers providing conciliation conference documents Follow up enquiries for consent orders and urgent applications
  • Divorce hearing - requests to attend by telephone and adjournment.

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Court Children’s Service

Please contact the Court Children’s Service directly via email to:

  • Confirm appointments
  • Request information in relation to appointments
  • Make enquiries about childcare
  • Request to cross-examine a Court Child Expert or Regulation 7 family consultant.

Childcare

Childcare is only available for children who are attending appointments with a Court Child Expert

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Judges chambers

To contact a judges chambers please refer Communicating with Judges' Chambers

 

Divorce hearings

  • Requests to attend by telephone
  • Requests for adjournments

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Documents are received at the Family Law registry. Please give the documents to a client service officer, who will immediately give you written acknowledgement and send the documents by registered mail to the nearest Federal Court registry for filing.

The registry has a public-access computer where you can download information and forms for the general federal law jurisdictions of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

Legal Aid NSW

Legal Aid NSW provides assistance to unrepresented litigants through services such as information sessions, referrals (including direct referrals to family dispute resolution and private practitioners), assistance with applying for legal aid, preparing documents including urgent applications, duty appearances and assisting in court.

For more information see Legal Aid New South Wales or contact Legal Aid on eiuadminstaff@legalaid.nsw.gov.au or 1300 888 529.

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am - 1pm and 2 pm - 4pm

Level 4, room 4.

Hunter Community Legal Centre

Hunter Community Legal Centre provide free family law advice for unrepresented parties in legal proceedings in family law.

You should contact the community legal advice centre prior to your court date.

Contact:

Email: admin@hunterclc.com.au

Phone: (02) 4040 9120 (or Toll free: 1800 650 073) at the following times:

Monday 10.00am - 12.00pm
Wednesday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Friday 10.00am - 12.00pm

Hours: by appointment.

Location: Level 4

Legal Aid duty solicitors

Provide free family law advice for unrepresented litigants in family law proceedings. Clients wishing to access the service are required to attend in person.

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm.

Location: Level 4