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Useful information on how to carry out various Family Law tasks.

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Application and other relevant forms and fees, exemptions and waiver information.

Court Lists
Details of matters set for direction or hearing on the next working day.

Divorce Information
Information about how to get a Divorce and the Forms needed.

Practice Directions
Practice Directions and Practice Notices released by the Federal Circuit Court.

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Electronic Filing
General information about electronic filing.

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Acts, Rules and Regulations
Acts, rules and regulations relevant to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Dispute Resolution
Procedures for dispute resolution and dispute resolution services.

About the Court
Corporate information and information about the Family Law Combined Registry Project.

Sitting dates for "circuit locations" (where the court conducts hearings in areas other than the principal locations).

Missing Children
Details of missing children whose cases are being dealt with by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (located on the Family Law Courts web site).

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Updated - Joint Costs Advisory Committee - Legal Practitioners' Scale of Costs

Updated - Transcript arrangements

Updated - National General Federal Law and Child Support Panels, Summary of Panel Arrangement as at 2 April 2015

New - Family law registries are going cashless from 1 July 2015

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