Family Court of Western Australia

Ordinary Service

If you are serving a document by ordinary service, you can serve it by either of the methods of special service:

The additional methods of ordinary service depend on whether or not the person has given an address for service. Particularly for the initial documents served in a dispute, a party may not have provided an address for service to the Court.

If the person has given an address for service

In this situation, you can serve documents by:

  • putting the documents in a sealed envelope addressed to the person and:
    • delivering them to the address, or
    • posting them to the address, or
  • sending the documents to a fax number or email address provided as an address for service.

If the person has not given an address for service

In this situation, you can serve documents by:

  • putting the documents in a sealed envelope addressed to the person and:
    • delivering them to the person's last known address or place of business, or
    • posting them to the person's last known address or place of business, or
  • handing the documents to the person.

Ordinary service on a party's lawyer

If a lawyer representing the person agrees to accept service of the document, you can send it to the lawyer.


Last updated: 16-Apr-2018

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