Entrance front of building State Square

Limited one hour free parking in front of building

Darwin City Bus Terminal 150 metres

Two hour on-street paid parking Smith St 50 metres

West Lane Multistorey Carpark (entry to West Lane off Bennett Street) 200 metres

Disabled Parking Mitchell Street in front of NT Library 50 metres

Taxi rank Knuckey Street end of Smith Street Mall 300 metres

General information

No public telephones available.

Registry services on ground floor.

Courtrooms on level 4.

Justice of the Peace available by appointment. Otherwise all documents should be signed, witnessed and photocopied before attending the registry.

Bathrooms, including disabled facilities, located on ground floor.

Parents' room with changing facilities for babies located on the ground floor.

Wheelchair access available via the main entrance on State Square.

Lift access available to all public floors.

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

General enquiries

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


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


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.


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.


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.


No childcare is available for children attending appointments with a Court Child Expert


Judges chambers

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


Divorce hearings

  • Requests to attend by telephone
  • Requests for adjournments


Enquiries relating to: bankruptcymigrationhuman rightsindustrial law and other matters.

Street Address

Level 2 (Registry services on Ground floor), Supreme Court Building, State Square, Darwin


Contact us for General Federal Law matter enquiries.


1300 720 980

Phone hours

8:30am - 5:00pm


(08) 8914 6991

Opening hours

9.00am - 4.00pm

Urgent after hours

For urgent after hours applications contact: (02) 9230 8282

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission can provide assistance to unrepresented litigants through services such as free legal advice clinics, referrals (including direct referrals to family dispute resolution and private lawyers), assistance with applying for legal aid, duty lawyer assistance, document preparation and ongoing representation if legal aid is granted.

For more information see Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission website or contact the Legal Aid Helpline on 1800 019 343.


Federal Circuit and Family Court duty dates – see court lists.

Location: Ground floor