Family Court of Western Australia

News & Media Releases

Job Opportunity - Legal Associate to Judge


The Family Court of Western Australia invites applications for the above position from persons with a tertiary qualification in Law (preferably Honours, but not essential). These positions are for twelve (12) months, with an option for a further twelve (12) months. One position commences on 24 February 2020. Further appointments may be made from this process within the next 12 months.

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Website Maintenance


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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