The Family Court of Western Australia is responsible for the approval of adoption applications in the State of Western Australia.

Judges of the court make adoption orders and other related orders, and the court then issues the appropriate orders. The court also releases information from past adoption cases at the request of the Department for Child Protection (Past Adoption and Information Services).

Officers at the court coordinate the processing of adoption applications and release of information as well as answering enquiries from the public.

Forms for Adoption and Ancillary applications are now available from this website under the heading Information and Forms or by calling the Family Court’s call centre on 08 9224 8222.

Information and Forms

General Application

Child Adoption Application

Adult Adoption Application

Step Parent Adoption Application


Adoption Forms

Adoption Legislation

The relevant adoption legislation administered by the court is:


Family Court of WA
Customer Service, Telephone: 08 9224 8222

Department for Child Protection (Adoptions) ( )

Last updated: 15-Jun-2016

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