Street Address

53-55 Robinson Street, Dandenong

Opening Hours

08:45am - 16:30pm

Postal Address

PO Box 9991, Dandenong Vic 3175

Email

See relevant addresses provided below

Phone

1300 352 000

Phone Hours

8:30am - 5:00pm

Fax

(03) 9767 6286

Urgent After Hours

1300 352 000 (This after hours service is limited to the family law jurisdiction in circumstances where:

There is a real risk of a child being removed from Australia before the next working day; or

A lawyer contacts the service where there is a risk of removal or dissipation of assets before the next working day.

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

Request a safety plan for a court hearing if there are fears for personal safety

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

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

To contact Federal Circuit Court of Australia chambers please refer to Communicating with Judges’ Chambers and contact details.

 

No public telephones available.

Photocopiers available on ground floor – 20c per copy.

Justice of the Peace – all documents should be signed, witnessed and photocopied before attending the registry.

Bathrooms located on ground floor.

Wheelchair access available via the main entrance.

Lift access available to all public floors

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

Childcare only available for court ordered mediation on ground floor. Confirmation of childcare should be made by email or post to the registry.

For copies of transcripts contact Auscript.

Victoria Legal AidPeninsula Legal Service and Springvale Monash Legal Service provide services to assist clients with information and completing court forms.

Hours:

9.30 am – 3.00 pm Monday to Friday

Location: Ground floor

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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.