Street Address

Westlawn Building, Level 2, 29-31 Molesworth Street, Lismore

Opening Hours

08:45am - 16:30pm

Postal Address

PO Box 9 Lismore NSW 2480

Email

See relevant addresses provided below

Phone

1300 352 000

Phone Hours

8:30am - 5:00pm

Fax

(02) 6622 0377

Urgent After Hours

1300 352 000 (This after hours service is limited to the family law jurisdiction in circumstances where:

There is a real risk of a child being removed from Australia before the next working day; or

A lawyer contacts the service where there is a risk of removal or dissipation of assets before the next working day.

Enquiries relating to: bankruptcymigrationhuman rightsindustrial law and other matters.

Documents are received at the Family Law Courts’ registry. Please give the documents to a client service officer, who will immediately give you written acknowledgement and send the documents by registered mail to the nearest Federal Court registry for filing.

The registry has a public-access computer where you can download information and forms for the general federal law jurisdictions of the Federal Circuit Court.

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia shares facilities with the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia.

General enquiries

Information about filing and family law procedures

Procedural information about your case

Family law forms and publications

email

Commonwealth Courts Portal Support

For information see the Commonwealth Courts Portal how do I's.

For information see the Commonwealth Courts Portal how do I's.

email

Proof of divorce

I need to prove we are divorced – how do I do that?

 

Registry enquiries

Lost property

Request for a lawyer code

Request availability of a file for file viewing or subpoena viewing (you should check that leave has been granted through the Commonwealth Courts Portal prior to sending a request to inspect a subpoena)

Family Court of Australia case file information – parties/lawyers

Lawyers providing conciliation conference documents – Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Follow up enquiries for consent orders and urgent applications

Divorce hearing – requests to attend by telephone and adjournment.

email

Child Dispute Services

Confirm appointments.

Request to cross-examine a family consultant or regulation 7 provider.

email

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

To contact Federal Circuit Court of Australia chambers please refer to Communicating with Judges' Chambers and contact details.

 

Registry services located on level 2

Courtrooms located on level 2.

Justice of the Peace – all documents should be signed, witnessed and photocopied before attending the registry.

Bathrooms, including disabled facilities, located on level 2

Wheelchair access available from Molesworth Street

Lift access available to all public floors.

Hearing loops available by contacting the registry in advance – email and postal address information above.

No childcare available. Any enquiries in relation to appointments including children should be in writing by email or post to the registry.

For copies of transcripts contact Auscript or 1800 287 274.

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It is important to obtain some independent legal advice in relation to your situation. A lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities. They can also explain how the law applies to your case. A lawyer may also be able to help you reach an agreement without going to court. The court is unable to provide legal advice because to do so could seriously compromise the court's ability to impartially determine a case if a person then applies to the court seeking orders.
The Family Relationship Advice Line (FRAL) can help you with free legal advice and information about services available to assist anybody with family relationship issues - call 1800 050 321 (+61 7 3423 6878 if you are overseas). You should advise FRAL that you are seeking legal advice and they will take your details and a lawyer will call you back. FRAL will advise you of a timeframe on the call back, you should advise if it is urgent.
Alternatively, the Australian government funds a range of legal assistance services that may be able to assist you, including Legal Aid Commissions and individual Community Legal Centres, which offer free and low cost advice. Information to assist with finding legal services is available from the Attorney-General's Department website.