Family Court of Western Australia

News & Media Releases



Website Maintenance

09/07/2019

Planned maintenance may cause intermittent connection interruptions on Saturday 13 July 2019 between 2pm and 7pm WST on this website. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Mediation Pilot

28/06/2019

The Court is to conduct a pilot program to provide additional mediation services to litigants involved in Family Court proceedings, specifically those who are self-represented litigants. The program will run from 15 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

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Family Court Fee Increases - 1 July 2019

18/06/2019

From 1 July 2019 Family Court filing fees and hearing fees will increase. Please see the Fees page of this website for details.

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Practice Direction 1 of 2019 - Modified Forms

07/05/2019

To reflect recent amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 relating to the ban on personal cross-examination in certain circumstances of family violence, some court forms have been modified.

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Employment Opportunity - Family Law Magistrate

03/05/2019

The Family Court of Western Australia invites applications for the position of Family Law Magistrate from persons who have had at least 5 years legal experience, as defined in the Magistrates Court Act 2004, and who are able to demonstrate significant family law experience.

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Cross Examination - Changes to Family Law Act

29/04/2019

The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)* was amended on 10 March 2019 to provide that from 10 September 2019, 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.

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Job Opportunity - Registrar

26/04/2019

The Family Court of Western Australia invites applications for the position of Registrar from Legal Practitioners of not less than 5 years’ experience admitted or eligible to be admitted to practice in Western Australia. Extensive knowledge of family court procedures and processes is required.

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Minor Form Changes

11/04/2019

Minor changes have been made to some forms/kits to correct inaccuracies, refer to correct legislation, and reflect eFiling procedures.

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Copies of Documents provided to the Court

28/02/2019

At this time, Minutes of Consent Orders should not be eFiled via the CCP, even under the guise of correspondence by being attached to a letter.

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Commonwealth Courts Portal Outage

10/01/2019

The Commonwealth Courts Portal will be unavailable between 8pm (EDST) Friday 11 Jan and 6pm (EDST) Sat 12 Jan 2019 for system maintenance.

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