Street Address

Level 2 (Blue Foyer), 143 Walker Street, Townsville

Opening Hours

08:45am - 16:30pm

Postal Address

PO Box 9991, Townsville Qld 4810

Email

See relevant addresses provided below

Phone

1300 352 000

Phone Hours

8:30am - 5:00pm

Fax

(07) 4772 3262

The courts are a short walk from Flinders Street.

The main entrance is via Walker Street using the Blue Foyer at the Stanley Street end of the building.

Metered parking is available at the front of the building or there is a public car park located on the corner of Walker & Stokes Street.

Disabled car parking is available in Walker Street.

The nearest taxi rank is in Stokes Street.

General enquiries

Information about filing and family law procedures

Procedural information about your case

Family law forms and publications

email

Commonwealth Courts Portal Support

For information go to the Commonwealth Courts Portal brochure.

For information go to the Commonwealth Courts Portal brochure.

email

Proof of divorce

I need to prove we are divorced – how do I do that?

 

Registry enquiries

Lost property

Request for a lawyer code

Request availability of a file for file viewing or subpoena viewing (you should check that leave has been granted through the Commonwealth Courts Portal prior to sending a request to inspect a subpoena)

Family Court of Australia case file information – parties/lawyers

Lawyers providing conciliation conference documents – Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Follow up enquiries for consent orders and urgent applications

Divorce hearing – requests to attend by telephone and adjournment.

email

Child Dispute Services

Confirm appointments.

Request to cross-examine a family consultant or regulation 7 provider.

email

Registry services and courtrooms located on the second floor.

Bathrooms, including disabled facilities, located on the second floor in the blue foyer.

Wheelchair access available from Walker Street and Stanley Street

Hearing loops available by contacting the registry in advance – email and postal address information above.

No childcare available. Any enquiries in relation to appointments including children should be in writing by email or post to the registry.

For copies of transcripts contact Auscript.

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It is important to obtain some independent legal advice in relation to your situation. A lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities. They can also explain how the law applies to your case. A lawyer may also be able to help you reach an agreement without going to court. The court is unable to provide legal advice because to do so could seriously compromise the court's ability to impartially determine a case if a person then applies to the court seeking orders.
The Family Relationship Advice Line (FRAL) can help you with free legal advice and information about services available to assist anybody with family relationship issues - call 1800 050 321 (+61 7 3423 6878 if you are overseas). You should advise FRAL that you are seeking legal advice and they will take your details and a lawyer will call you back. FRAL will advise you of a timeframe on the call back, you should advise if it is urgent.
Alternatively, the Australian government funds a range of legal assistance services that may be able to assist you, including Legal Aid Commissions and individual Community Legal Centres, which offer free and low cost advice. Information to assist with finding legal services is available from the Attorney-General's Department website.