Family Court of Western Australia

Family Court Legislation

The Family Court operates under Western Australian legislation and Commonwealth legislation.

Commonwealth Legislation

The court also administers the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and the Child Support (Registrations and Collections) Act 1988.

Western Australian legislation

The Family Court Act 1997 covers child and property matters for de facto relationships.

There are also Regulations and Rules under the Family Court Act.

The Court also has responsibility under the Adoption Act 1994 and the Surrogacy Act 2008.

Last updated: 26-Nov-2018

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