Family Law Resources

Click on the links below to navigate to the relevant family law resources.

 

Government

The Courts

Mediation

Legal Advice and Assistance

Counselling and Support

 

Adoption

Child Support

Family Law Information

Family Relationship Services for Humanitarian Entrants

Legal Fees 

 

Government

NATIONAL

  • Law Council of Australia

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The Courts

  • Family Law Registries
    Phone: 1300 352 000

    ACT:
     Canberra.
    NSW: Albury, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Lismore, Newcastle, Paramatta, Sydney, Wollongong.
    NT: Alice Springs, Darwin.
    QLD: Brisbane, Cairns, Rockhampton.
    SA: Adelaide. 
    TAS: Hobart, Launceston
    VIC: Dandenong, Melbourne.

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Mediation

NATIONAL

  • The Australian Institute of Family Law Mediators and Arbitrators
    Phone: 02 6246 3788
    Fax: 02 6248 0639
    http://www.aiflam.org.au

 

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Legal Advice and Assistance

 

Legal Aid

  • Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
    Office: 6th Floor 9-11 Cavenagh Street Darwin NT 0800
    Postal: Locked Bag 11 Darwin NT 0801
    Other offices: Alice Springs, Katherine, Palmerston, Tennant Creek
    Phone: 08 8999 3000
    Legal Information Line (Toll free):1800 019 343 (9am-4pm Monday to Friday)
    Fax: 08 8999 3099
    www.ntlac.nt.gov.au
  • Legal Services Commission of South Australia
    Office: 82-98 Wakefield Street Adelaide SA 5000
    Postal: GPO BOX 1718 Adelaide SA 5001
    Other offices: Elizabeth, Holden Hill, Mount Barker, Noarlunga, Port Adelaide, Port Augusta, Whyalla
    Phone: 08 8463 3555
    Legal Help Line: 1300 366 424  (9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday)
    Fax: 08 8463 3599
    www.lsc.sa.gov.au
  • Legal Aid Queensland
    Office: 44 Herschel Street Brisbane Qld 4000
    Postal: GPO Box 2449 Brisbane Qld 4001
    Other offices: Bundaberg, Caboolture, Cairns, Inala, Ipswich, Mackay, Maroochydore, Mount Isa, Rockhampton, Southport, Toowoomba, Townsville, Woodridge
    Phone: 07 3238 3500
    Legal information & referrals: 1300 65 11 88 (8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday)
    Fax: 07 3238 3014
    www.legalaid.qld.gov.au
  • Legal Aid NSW
    Office: 323 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000
    Postal: PO Box K847 Haymarket 1238
    Other offices: Bankstown, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Fairfield, Gosford, Lismore, Liverpool, Manly, Newcastle, Nowra, Orange, Parramatta, Penrith, Sutherland, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong
    Phone: 02 9219 5000
    Legal Advice and Information: LawAccess NSW 1300 888 529 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)
    Fax: 02 9219 5935
    www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au
  • Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
    Office: 158 Liverpool Street Hobart Tasmania 7000
    Postal: GPO Box 1422 Hobart Tasmania 7001
    Other offices: Launceston, Burnie and Devonport
    Phone: 03 6236 3800
    Legal Advice and Information: 1300 366 611 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)
    Fax: 03 6236 3811
    www.legalaid.tas.gov.au
  • Legal Aid Western Australia
    Office: 55 St Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000
    Postal: GPO Box L916 Perth WA 6842
    Locations of Other Offices: Albany, Bunbury, Broome, Christmas Island Fremantle, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Kununurra, Midland, South Hedland
    Phone: 08 9261 6222
    Legal Advice and Information: 1300 650 579 (8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday)
    Fax: 08 9325 5430
    www.legalaid.wa.gov.au
  • Victoria Legal Aid
    Office: 350 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000
    Postal: GPO Box 4380 Melbourne VIC 3001
    Suburban offices: Broadmeadows, Dandenong, Frankston, Preston, Ringwood, Sunshine
    Regional offices: Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Horsham, Morwell, Shepparton, Warrnambool
    Phone: 03 9269 0234
    Legal Information Service: 03 9269 0120 or 1800 677 402 (Country Callers)
    (8.45am-5.15pm Monday to Friday)
    Fax: 03 9269 0381
    www.legalaid.vic.gov.au
  • Legal Aid ACT
    Office: 2 Allsop Street Canberra City ACT 2601
    Postal: GPO Box 512 Canberra ACT 2601
    Phone: 02 6243 3471
    Legal Aid Helpline: 1300 654 314 (9am-4pm Monday to Friday)
    Fax: 02 6247 5446
    www.legalaidact.org.au

 

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Counselling and Support

NATIONAL

For everyone:

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 
    Phone: 1800 200 526, 24/7
  • National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line
    Phone: 1800 737 732, 24/7
  • The Family Relationship Advice Line
    Phone: 1800 050 321

 

For women:

  • National Women's Justice Coalition Inc
    Phone: 02 6247 2075

 

For men:

  • Men’s Health Line 
    1800 155 141

 

STATES

VIC

For Everyone:

  • Child Protection Crisis Line 
    Phone: 131 278, 24 hours.
  • The Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS) 
    Phone: 03 9244 3333 or 1800 105 303 
    http://www.fvpls.org/
  • Mental Health Advice Line
    Phone: 1300 280 737, 24/7
  • Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria)
    Phone: 03 9427 0407
  • Uniting Care Prahran Mission
    Phone: 03 9692 9500
  • Melton Depression and Bipolar Support Group
    Phone: 0417 529 483 or 9743 9285 or 03 9743 5564.

 

For Women:            

  • Immigrant Women’s Domestic Violence Service 
    Phone: 03 8413 6800
    www.iwdvs.org.au

 

For Men:

 

NSW

For Everyone:

  • Dympna House for Survivors of Sexual Abuse 
    Phone: 1800 654 119 or 02 9797 6733
  • Mental Health Association NSW
    Phone: 02 9339 6000
  • Mental Health Information Service Line: 1300 794 991 
    Anxiety Disorders Information Line: 1300 794 992
  • Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW
    Phone: 02 9879 2600 or 1800 985 944.
  • Association of Relatives And Friends of the Mentally Ill (ARAFMI)
    Phone: 02 9332 0700 or 1800 655 198.
    http://www.arafmi.org/

 

For Women:

 

For Men:

 

ACT

For Everyone:

  • Family Services: protection of children from abuse 
    Phone: 02 6207 1069 or 02 6207 1466 or 02 6207 0720 
    www.dhcs.act.gov.au
  • ACT Mental Health Crisis Assessment Team
    Phone: 1800 629 354, 24/7

 

For Women:

 

NT

For Everyone:

  • General and domestic violence crisis counseling 
    Phone: 1800 019 116, 24hrs.
  • Domestic Violence Counselling Service 
    Phone: 08 8945 6200 or 08 8952 6048.
  • Mental Health On Call Team 24/7 
    Phone: 08 8999 4988 or 08 8951 7777
  • Domestic Violence Legal Help 
    Phone: 08 8981 9726
  • Sexual Assault Referral Service
    Phone: Alice Springs 08 8955 4500; Darwin 08 8945 0155; Katherine 08 8971 0777; Tennant Creek  08 8962 4100.

 

For Women:

  • Women's Information Centre Referrals 
    Phone: 08 8951 5880
  • Dawn House crisis accommodation and support services for women with children escaping domestic violence 
    Phone: 08 8945 1388, 24 hours.

 

TAS

For Everyone:

  • Domestic Violence Crisis Service 
    Phone: 03 6233 2529 or 1800 608 122.
  • Child Protection Advice & Referral Service 
    Phone: 1300 737 639 or 03 6230 7650.
  • Parenting Line
    Phone: 1300 808 178
  • Eureka Clubhouse
    Phone: 03 6278 9179

 

For Women:

  • Support, Help & Empowerment for Women 
    Phone: 03 6278 9090.
    www.she.org.au

 

QLD

For Everyone:

  • Gay & Lesbian Welfare Association (GLWA), 
    Phone: 07 3252 2997 or 1800 184 527
    www.glwa.org.au
  • Mental Illness Fellowship of North Queensland Inc. (MIFNQ)
    Phone: (07) 4725 3664.

 

For Women:

  • Immigrant Women’s Support Service
    Phone: 07 3846 3490 or 07 3846 5400 
    www.iwss.org.au

 

For Men: 

 

SA

For Everyone:

  • Domestic Violence Helpline
    Phone: 1800 800 098, 24 hours.
  • Domestic Violence Crisis Service 
    Phone: 1300 782 200, 24 hours.
  • Crisis Care
    Phone: 13 16 11

 

For Women:

  • Women’s Information Service of South Australia 
    Phone; 08 8303 0590 or 1800 188 158.
    www.wis.sa.gov.au

 

WA

For Everyone:

  • Crisis Care Unit 24hr crisis support
    Phone: 08 9325 1111 or 1800 199 008.
  • Sexual Assault & Referral Centre Counselling 
    Phone; 08 9340 1828 or 9340 1820 or 1800 199 888.
  • Crisis Care
    Phone: 08 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008.

 

For Women:

  • Women's Domestic Violence Helpline Information 
    Phone: 08 9223 1188 or 1800 007 339.
  • Women's Multicultural Support and Advocacy
    Phone: 08 9325 7716
  • Women's Law Centre Inc 
    Phone: 08 9272 8800 or 1800 625 122

 

For Men:

  • Men's Domestic Violence Helpline Information 
    Phone:  08 9223 1199 or 1800 000 599

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Adoption

NATIONAL

 

STATES

State Government Adoption Services

  • NT: Phone: 08 8922 7077

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Child Support

NATIONAL

  • Child Protection Services Emergency (DOHS)
    Phone: 13 1278, 24 hours.

 

STATES

Report Child Abuse

NSW

NT

QLD

SA

  • Phone: 13 1478

TAS

VIC

WA

  • Phone: 1800 199 008

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Family Law Information

NATIONAL

 

STATES (ACT, NT, VIC, TAS, QLD, WA, NSW)

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Family Relationship Services for Humanitarian Entrants / CALD people / Migrants

NATIONAL

 

STATES

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Legal Fees 

  • Fees in the Family Court

http://www.familylawcourts.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/FLC/Home/Fees/

  • Fees in the Federal Magistrates Court

http://www.fmc.gov.au/pubs/html/costs_fl.html

  • Legal Practitioner's Costs - Law Institute of Victoria

http://www.liv.asn.au/

  • Fixed Fees

http://www.slatergordon.com.au/areas-of-practice/victoria/general-legal-services/family-law/fixed-fees

  • Family Law Fixed Fees Video Series

http://www.familylawfixedfees.com.au/videos.html

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