Family Court of Western Australia

News & Media Releases



Childminding unavailable

17/07/2024

Childminding will not be available on Wednesday 17 July 2024. We apologies for any inconvenience.

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Court Fees Increase on 1 July 2024

26/06/2024

The fees payable in the Court will increase from 1 July 2024 to reflect changes to the consumer price index over the past financial year.

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COVID-19 - Request to Attend Electronically

11/06/2024

If you test positive to COVID-19 and you are due to attend a court hearing or trial, you may be able to attend by phone or video link subject to the approval of the Judicial Officer.

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Practice Direction (No.1 of 2024)

03/05/2024

The Chief Judge of the Family Court has issued a new Practice Direction.

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Changes to the Family Law Act to commence 6 May 2024 and to the Family Court Act thereafter

03/05/2024

From 6 May 2024, recent amendments to the Commonwealth Family Law Act (which applies to cases concerning children whose parents were, or are, married, to each other) will commence.

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Changes to the Family Law Act and the Family Court Act

16/04/2024

From 6 May 2024, recent amendments to the federal Family Law Act (which applies to cases concerning children whose parents were, or are, married to each other) will commence.

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Changes to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) to commence 6 May 2024

14/02/2024

At this time, the changes only apply to cases concerning children whose parents were, or are, married, and will apply to all new and existing matters from 6 May 2024, except where a final hearing/trial has already commenced.

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Video and Telephone Links

07/02/2024

Video and telephone link content pages on this website have been updated to reflect current processes, forms and information. Go to video and telephone link content pages

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