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Divorce, separation, children, property and other family law matters.
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The Court can review some decisions made under the Migration Act 1958.
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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
14 August, 2022

Media Release: Chief Justice Alstergren AO shines light on family violence at National Family Law Conference, Adelaide

The Chief Justice (Division 1) and Chief Judge (Division 2) of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, the Hon Will Alstergren AO, together with the Commonwealth Attorney-General the Hon Mark Dreyfus, will deliver the State of the National address at the opening of the 19th National Family Law Conference in Adelaide on Monday 15 August.

05 August, 2022

Supreme Court of Indonesia and the FCFCOA continue strong collaboration in family law outcomes for women and children

Judges of the FCFCOA visited the Supreme Court of Indonesia in July 2022 to continue discussions under the Memorandum of Understanding between the courts that focuses on improving the quality of services and judicial decisions in family law cases affecting women and children.