Directly above Flagstaff Railway Station.

Paid public parking behind accessed via Little Lonsdale Street

General information

No public telephones available.

Photocopiers available on level 1 and 2  – 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, 5, 6, 7 and 9.

Parents' room with changing facilities for babies located on levels 4, 6 and 8

Wheelchair access available via the main entrance on William Street.

Lift access available to all public floors.

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

To order copies of transcripts contact VIQ Solutions.

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.

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 Chambers. 
Divorce hearingsRequests for adjournmentsemail

Enquiries relating to: bankruptcymigrationhuman rightsindustrial law and other matters.

Street AddressOwen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building
305 William St 
EnquiriesGeneral Federal Law enquiries | Migration enquiries
Phone1300 720 980
Phone Hours8:30am - 5pm
Opening Hours9.00am - 4.30pm
Urgent After HoursFor urgent after hours applications contact the Duty Registrar on 1300 352 000.

Legal Aid Victoria 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 Victoria Legal Aid.


Monday to Friday 9 am – 1pm

Location: Level 2, near Courtroom 2C

Offers information, support and referral services.

For more information on services available see Court Network.

Hours: Please contact Court Network for bookings.

Location: Level 2, next to the Victoria Legal Aid duty solicitor office