Federal Circuit Court of Australia


The Federal Circuit Court (formerly known as the Federal Magistrates Court) deals with over 90 per cent of all family law cases in Australia, except Western Australia. It also has a wide jurisdiction to hear general federal law cases.

In family law, the court generally deals with:

  • divorce applications
  • applications for parenting and/or property orders
  • child support and enforcement issues.

In federal law, the court generally deals with:

In Victoria, the main registries are located in Melbourne and Dandenong. The court also sits in many regional locations.

This page was last updated on May 06, 2016