The Family Court of Western Australia was established in 1976 as a State court under the Family Court Act 1997.
The Family Court of Western Australia has State and Federal jurisdiction in family law matters. The Family Court deals with divorce, property of a marriage or defacto relationship and matters relating to children, maintenance, adoptions and surrogacy.
The Family Court of Western Australia is presided over by:
Proceedings in the Family Court of Western Australia are held under either:
The Family Court of Western Australia is located at 150 Terrace Road, Perth, Western Australia.
The Family Court sits in Perth and there are country circuits conducted at regional centres in Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie.
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