Full Court (Appeals) Judgments

Includes appeals from family law decisions made by federal magistrates (may be heard by a single Family Court judge or by the Full Court) and from decisions of single judges in the Family Court (heard by three or more judges).

Recent judgments of the Family Court of Australia are published on this website for two months only. All judgments from 2007 onwards and selected judgments from 1998-2006 are published permanently on the AustLII web site.

Judgments published on this website are anonymised by substituting pseudonyms for party names to protect the identity of parties.

Note: Section 121 of the Family Law Act 1975 makes it an offence, except in very limited circumstances, to publish or distribute a report of a case or part of a case, including information contained in a Judgment, which identifies parties, related or associated persons, witnesses or others involved in the case. A breach of the section is a criminal offence. The section also sets out certain limited defences to criminal liability.  An example is where the Court has expressly authorised the publication.