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Government Family Law Resources


Child Support Agency (CSA)
The Child Support Agency (CSA) Australia provides information to help parents manage their financial child support responsibilities following separation or divorce.

Child support interview service
As part of the Child Support Agency (CSA) outreach program, CSA officers are available in NSW/ACT, Vic, Tas, WA, Qld and SA/NT to conduct face–to–face interviews with CSA customers.

Child support online estimator
Use the Child Support online estimator to calculate an estimate of your child support and family assistance payments. The estimator uses the most current rates to give you an indication of your payments. The Family Assistance Office and the Child Support Agency will determine your actual payments.

The Attorney-General’s Department administers policy regarding family law through the Family Law Branch and Family Pathways Branch. These branches provide information on specific aspects of the family, including the following: children; marriage; family violence; dispute resolution and superannuation.

Family Court of Australia (FCA)
The Family Court of Australia has jurisdiction over all matrimonial causes and associated responsibilities.

Family Law Council
The functions of the The Family Law Council are to advise and make recommendations to the Attorney-General concerning the workings of the Family Law Act and other legislation relating to family law; the working of legal aid in relation to family law; and any other matters relating to family law.

Family Law Courts
This Family Court of Australia site provides topic based information about family law and a court tour. Includes information on family law principles; separation and divorce; children’s matters; property and money matters; getting help; family violence; about going to court; and appeals.

Family law kit – Australian Federal Police
If you are involved in family law matters, the Family law kit may assist you. The kit contains information relating to family law matters for residents of each State and Territory in Australia and how to prevent a child from being removed from the Commonwealth of Australia.

Family Relationship Advice Line
The Family Relationship Advice Line is a national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues.

Family Relationship Centres
The Family Relationship Centres provide a source of information and confidential advice for families at all stages in their life. Whether you are starting a relationship, wanting to make your relationship stronger, or having relationship difficulties, the Centres can help.

Family Relationships Online
Family Relationships Online is a key component in Government support for building better family relationships. It provides all families (whether together or separated) with information and advice about family relationship issues. It allows families to find out about services that are funded by the Government that can assist them to build better relationships. It also provides information on the Government’s reforms to the family law system to help families focus on the needs of their children.

Law internet resources – family law
This guide contains links to Internet resources and documents in the area of federal family law, as well as providing links to other guides and directories which contain material on State and Territory and overseas law.