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Family law
Divorce, separation, children, property and other family law matters.
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Migration law
The Court can review some decisions made under the Migration Act 1958.
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General federal law
Bankruptcy, fair work, human rights, consumer, admiralty, administrative and IP.

Attending court

Helpful videos

You can separate smarter
Did you know, you don’t need to argue? If it is safe to do so, there is a better way to separate. You can take ownership of your dispute. This video provides tips on how to separate smarter - whether you agree or partially agree, perhaps you can’t agree at all.
3:45 min
What to expect when attending a court hearing
An introduction and guide to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. This video shares tips to help you understand what to expect if you have to attend a court hearing, whether in person or electronically.
4:19 min
A new court structure
This video guides you through what has changed and what you can expect from the new court system following the amalgamation of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Our host shares where you can find information such as New Forms, New Rules and New Practice Directions via the New FCFCOA Website.
2:36 min
10 December, 2021

Media Release: Enhanced use of technology to improve access to justice for people living regional Tasmania

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia is working closely with Tasmania Legal Aid (TLA) and the Law Society of Tasmania (LST) to undertake a pilot project in Tasmania to provide access to court proceedings via electronic means to parties from remote and regional areas in Tasmania.

10 December, 2021

Media Release: New judicial appointment to the Canberra registry of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) is pleased to welcome the announcement today by the Attorney-General for Australia, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, of the appointment of Mr Gavin Mansfield to Division 2 of the Court.