How to contact the Family Court departments and Family Law Registries
What information can be requested using email
Email can be used to contact the Family Court of Australia to ask for general information about services of the Court and administrative procedures.
The Court does not provide legal advice. If your inquiry is considered by the Court to be a request for legal advice, the Court will recommend that you obtain that advice from a legal practitioner or some other community or legal service.
Information about specific proceedings
The Court does not provide information about specific proceedings using email, or respond to email requests for information about specific proceedings.
If the issues raised by your email are considered to be complex, you may be requested to provide your contact details to enable a court officer to contact you directly to discuss your query.
Can I file documents using email?
Documents cannot be filed by email, if you send them by email they will not be accepted.
Please note that when you contact the Court using email the content of your message as it is transferred across the Internet may not be secure. If you have a concern about the security of your message you are advised to contact the Court directly by phone, facsimile or post. If you contact the Court using email the Court may respond by email and does not take responsibility for the security or privacy of the content of the message as it is transferred over the Internet.
Notes for constructing your email
To enable us to provide maximum assistance to you, please ask yourself the following questions before sending your email.