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Family Court

The Family Court of Western Australia is presided over by judges and magistrates. The court is vested with State and Federal jurisdiction in matters of family law and deals with divorce, property of a marriage or de facto relationship, parenting orders and other matters relating to children, maintenance, adoptions and surrogacy.

The Department provides its administrative and logistic support, but the cost of operating the court and salaries of staff are actually paid from Federal funds.

The Family Court of Western Australia offers an independent child-minding service. For further information see their webpage Child Minding Service.

More information, selected judgments and publications are available from the Family Court of Western Australia web site.

Contact details

Family Court
150 Terrace Road
Phone: (08) 9224 8222
Fax: (08) 9224 8360
Counselling and Consultancy Service: (08) 9224 8248
Freecall: 1800 199 228

Last updated: 1-Mar-2017

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