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The Family Court of Western Australia has moved to the eCourts portal for all document lodgement.

To commence using this portal you will need to register with your file number and participant I.D please contact the Family Court call centre to obtain this number on (08) 9224 8222. If you are an employee of a law firm you will need to contact the administrator of your law firm who will be able to create your new eCourts Portal account.

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your eCourts Portal account, please contact the Courts Technology Helpdesk at ctghelpdesk@justice.wa.gov.au or (08) 9425 2645.

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Cross Examination - Changes to Family Court Act

The Family Court Act 1997 (WA) has now been amended to provide that from 9 December 2021, parties in family law proceedings are prohibited from personally cross-examining each other (which usually occurs at a trial) where there is an allegation of family violence between them and certain circumstances apply.

[20/09/2021]

PD 1 of 2021 - New Family Court Rules 2021

The Family Court Rules 2021 were gazetted on 18 August 2021 and take effect on 23 August 2021.

All prescribed, non-prescribed and other forms and brochures for use in the Family Court of Western Australia have been modified.

See Practice Direction 1 of 2021

[23/08/2021]

Information Note to Practitioners

A new Information Note to Practitioners dated 29 June 2021 has been issued by the Principal Registrar in relation to Subpoenas for the Production of Documents by the Director of Public Prosecutions for WA.

[29/06/2021]