Family Courts operating through COVID lockdown

The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court continue to operate throughout the Stage 4 Lockdown and hear Family Law Cases.

In particular, urgent Family Law cases will be triaged through a COVID-19 list at the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court. The case will be assessed by a Registrar and heard by a Judge within 72 hours. This is for cases involving children who are at risk and where there is an increased risk of family violence due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place.

Applications to the Court are now lodged electronically and hearings are conducted by telephone or videoconferencing.

If you require urgent Family Law assistance we are able to assist you and obtain your instructions using videoconferencing and telephone conferencing.