Family Court of Australia

Family Court of Australia
Organisation Name:
Family Court of Australia
Central Australia, Tennant Creek
Service for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous
Full Description:

The Family Court is a superior court of record established by Parliament in 1975 under Chapter III of the Constitution and deals with more complex matters. These may include:

  • Parenting cases including those that involve a child welfare agency and/or allegations of sexual abuse or serious physical abuse of a child (Magellan cases), family violence and/or mental health issues with other complexities, multiple parties, complex cases where orders sought having the effect of preventing a parent from communicating with or spending time with a child, multiple expert witnesses, complex questions of law and/or special jurisdictional issues, international child abduction under the Hague Convention, special medical procedures and international relocation.
  • Financial cases that involve multiple parties, valuation of complex interests in trusts or corporate structures, including minority interests, multiple expert witnesses, complex questions of law and/or jurisdictional issues (including accrued jurisdiction) or complex issues concerning superannuation (such as complex valuations of defined benefit superannuation schemes).
Phone Number:
1300 352 000
Street Address:
Darwin Supreme Court Building, 5 Smith Street
Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday from 8:45am – 4:30pm; Phone hours – 8:30am-5:00pm.

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