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 above.

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

email

Commonwealth Courts Portal Support

For information go to the Commonwealth Courts Portal brochure.

email

Proof of divorce

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

 

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)

Divorce hearing – requests to attend by telephone and adjournment.

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 Chambers.

 

Divorce hearings

Requests to attend by telephone

Requests for adjournments

email

Enquiries relating to: bankruptcymigrationhuman rightsindustrial law and other matters.

Street Address

Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building
305 William St 
Melbourne

Email

Email for General Federal Law matters.

Phone

1300 720 980

Phone Hours

8:30am - 5pm

Fax

(03) 8638 9093 (GENERAL FEDERAL LAW ONLY or NON FAMILY LAW)

Opening Hours

9.00am - 4.30pm

Urgent After Hours

For 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 or contact Legal Aid on 1300 792 387.

Hours:

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 or contact Court Network on 1800 681 614.

Hours: Please contact Court Network on 1800 681 614 for bookings.

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