Walking distance from Central, Museum and Town Hall stations.

Close to a number of bus routes on George, Elizabeth and Castlereagh Streets.

There are two public car parks located close by in Goulburn Street and World Square.

General information

No public telephones available.

Photocopier available on ground floor – 20c per copy.

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

Bathrooms, including disabled facilities, located on the ground floor and levels 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

Parents' room with changing facilities for babies located on levels 4, 5, 6 and 7

Wheelchair access available via the main entrance on Goulburn Street.

Lift access available to all public floors.

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

General enquiries
  • Information about filing and family law procedures
  • Procedural information about your case
  • Family law forms and publications
  • Commonwealth Courts Portal Support
  • Request for a lawyer code
Registry enquiries
  • Lost property
Proof of divorceI need to prove we are divorced – how do I do that? 
Filing of documents by emailFor documents that are unable to be eFiledemail

Subpoena viewing

Book a subpoena viewing appointment (you should check that leave has been granted through the Commonwealth Courts Portal prior to booking a request to inspect a subpoena)

booking link

Producing subpoenaed documents by email

Where possible, you should provide documents electronically (via email). For more information see Subpoena: Information for named person or other person (served with a subpoena or a copy of a subpoena.

File InspectionRequest a file inspection appointment (you should check that leave has been granted through the Commonwealth Courts Portal prior to booking a request to inspect a file)booking link
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 is only available for children who are attending appointments with a Court Child Expert

Judges chambersTo contact a judges chambers please refer to Communicating with Judges' Chambers. 
Divorce hearingsRequests for adjournmentsemail

Enquiries relating to: bankruptcy, migration, human rights, industrial law and other matters.

All registry services for general federal law matters in the Federal Circuit Court will be provided from the Federal Court registry, located on level 17, Law Courts Building, Queens Square. However, all court matters will be heard in the courtrooms located at Lionel Bowen Building, Levels 3 and 4, 97-99 Goulburn Street, Sydney and Terrace Tower Group Building, Levels 8, 9 and 13, 80 William Street, Sydney.

Registry contact details (for enquiries and to file documents)

Street AddressLaw Courts Building, Level 17, Queens Square, Sydney
EnquiriesContact us for General Federal Law matter enquiries.
Phone1300 720 980
Phone Hours8:30am - 5pm
Opening Hours9.00am - 4.30pm
Urgent After HoursFor urgent after hours applications contact 02 9966 7988

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.

Monday to Friday 9 am – 1pm and 2 pm – 4pm
Level 4, room 4

Family Relationship Referral Service

An information and referral service to provide information and referrals to services and programs for families.
Contact: syd.iro@ransw.org.au
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.30 am – 1 pm
Level 4 reception counter

Womens' Family Law Court Support Service

Provides non-legal support, advocacy, information and referrals to women in relation to the court process and can assist in accessing court personnel and accompanying to court appointments.
0402 467476 or womensflcss@gmail.com
Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm
Level 5

Family Advocacy and Support Services (FASS) provide support and legal help if you are affected by domestic and family violence and have a family law issue.

If you are attending court and representing yourself, you may be able to get free legal advice from a duty lawyer.

Please contact Legal Aid NSW and ask to speak to the FASS information referral officer who will assess your eligibility for our services.


Ph: 1300 003 277


Ph: 0431 253 289


FASS also have a 24/7 Crisis line 1800 737 732