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. A volunteer service provides tea/coffee and biscuits on level 4 for a small donation.

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)

email

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

email

Judges chambers

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

 

Divorce hearings

  • Requests to attend by telephone
  • Requests for adjournments

email

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 Address

Law Courts Building, Level 17, Queens Square, Sydney

Email

Email for General Federal Law matters. 

Phone

1300 720 980

Phone Hours

8:30am - 5pm

Fax

(02) 8029 0631 (GENERAL FEDERAL LAW ONLY or NON FAMILY LAW)

Opening Hours

9.00am - 4.30pm

Urgent After Hours

For urgent after hours applications contact the 1300 352 000

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.
(02) 9217 7389 or 0402 467476 or womensflcss@gmail.com
Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm
Level 5