Court Orders - What You Need to Know

How to obtain copies of Court Orders from 1 October 2018

From 1 October 2018 the Family Court of Western Australia will no longer be posting Court Orders to clients and lawyers.

Court Orders will be signed and sealed electronically and available for clients to download from the Commonwealth Courts Portal - www.comcourts.gov.au/.

Clients and lawyers will need to:

Clients and lawyers will have 24/7 access to their portal file(s).

More information about registration for the Commonwealth Courts Portal

Please note that court orders dated prior to 1 July 2017 are not available on the Commonwealth Courts Portal. Orders before 1 July 2017 need to be requested from the Court using the Request for Court Documents form (see download below).

Printing your Court Order

Official Court orders should be printed in colour, so that the Court seal is red and the signature is blue.

If you don’t print your order in colour, it may be deemed a copy by any agency or person you present the order to.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will my order be available on the Commonwealth Courts Portal?

You will need to allow up to 4 weeks (approximately) before your orders are available on the Portal. Once available, you will receive an email notification that the orders are ready to be downloaded from the Commonwealth Courts Portal.

I am having trouble viewing/opening court orders on the Portal

If you are experiencing troubles viewing or opening your order on the Commonwealth Courts portal, send an email to Family.Court@justice.wa.gov.au advising of the problem including your PTW file number and the details of the orders you are having trouble with.

Alternatively, you can telephone the Call Centre on 08 9224 8222 or 1800 199 228 to report the problem.


Last updated: 5-Nov-2018

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