All divorce applications should be filed in the Federal Magistrates Court.

Parties/Practitioners should ensure that all applications are correctly headed "Federal Magistrates Court at [x] Registry".

The Federal Magistrates Court shares registry facilities with the Family Court of Australia.  All divorce applications will continue to be accepted by the joint registries.

This Practice Direction takes effect immediately.

Practice Direction 2003/6, 13 November 2003, issued by 
the Hon. Chief Justice Alastair Nicholson AO RFD