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Non-Prescribed Forms

About Document Formats and Protection

The non-prescribed forms are available in the following formats:

Microsoft Word format (.doc) - this document format can completed using Microsoft Word or other compatible word processing programs.

Rich Text Format (.rtf) - this document format can be completed using any word processing program.

PDF Format (.pdf) - this document format is intended for printing off and then completing by hand printing in black or blue ink pen.

Most of the Word (.doc) and Rich Text (.rtf) documents have been protected/locked (without any password) so that typing can only occur in the form fields.  This helps to preserve the formatting of the document.  If you need to unlock a document, go to the "Unprotect document" menu under the "Tools" menu of your word processing program, or consult the "Help" menu and search for "unprotect document" or "unlock document".

Family Dispute Resolution - Exemption Form (Form NP1)

From 1 July 2008 parties who are considering applying to the court for parenting orders are required to have considered family dispute resolution (FDR) options.

The law has changed with effect from 1 July 2008.  A court will be unble to hear an application for parenting orders where it is not accompanied at the time of filing by either:

  • a certificate given to the applicant by a registered family dispute resolution provider; or
  • a duly sworn or affirmed Exemption Form (see downloads below).

Acknowledgement Form - Information from a Family Counsellor or Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Form NP2)

Case Information Affidavit (Form NP3)

This form has been updated in June 2012 and posted on 2 July 2012.

When typing in information boxes with multiple line entry (you should see a form field at the start of each line), users should press the <tab> key to type each line of text.

If using the Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) versions of the form, you can unprotect the document using the "Tools > Unprotect Document" menu item.

Consent to Conduct Proceedings as Child-related Proceedings (Form NP4)

Consent Order Annexure (Form NP5)

Conference Particulars (Form NP6)

Application for Reduction of Court Fees (Divorce and Nullity) - General (Form NP7)

Application for Reduction of Court Fees (Divorce and Nullity) - Financial Hardship (Form NP8)

Application for Exemption from Payment of Court Fees - General (Form NP13)

Application for Exemption from Payment of Court Fees - Financial Hardship (Form NP14)

Payment of Court Fees - Request for Deferral (Form NP9)

Payment of Court Fees - Request for Refund (Form NP10)

Certificate of Conferral - Property Cases (Form NP11)

Callover Certificate (Form NP12)

Affidavit Instructions

Affidavit

The affidavit form is used to provide to the court sworn written evidence to support an application.  The form must be typed.

Where a new application to proceed as a child related matter is filed after 1 July 2006:

  • an affidavit should not be filed until such time as the court has ordered or directed that an affidavit be filed.
  • a Client Information Form should be filed with the new application. 

NOTE: If you need to change the format of the area in which you type the affidavit evidence, you can unprotect the Word and RTF versions (no password required).

Affidavit - Producing Documents Under Subpoena

If you have been served with a subpoena to produce documents you have a choice as to how you comply with the Subpoena:

  • You may appear in Court on the date specified in Part E on page 3 of the Subpoena.
  • Alternatively, you may produce the document to the Registry Manager of the Court Registry not less than 2 days before the date fixed for production of the document in the Subpoena (court date).  You may choose to comply with the subpoena by producing a photocopy of the documents that you are required to produce.  If you want to do this, the copies must be attached to an Affidavit which must comply with Rules 15.29(2) and 24.01

This affidavit – producing document under subpoena has been prepared by the Court for your use.

Affidavit of Proof of Signature

This form has been prepared by the Court for use when a person is required to file an affidavit in the Family Court stating that they recognise the signature on an Acknowledgment of Service.

Affidavit of Proof of Identity

Affidavit of Translation of Marriage Certificate

Rule 2.02(4) of the Family Law Rules 2004 requires:

4) a document mentioned in Table 2.2 is not in English, the person filing the document must file:

(a) a translation of the document in English; and

(b) an affidavit by the person who made the translation verifying the translation and setting out the person's qualifications to make the translation.

Consent Annexure Form (Rule 10.15A)

Counselling Certificate - Married Less Than Two years

Itemised Costs Account

This form has been prepared by the Court to assist a person to comply with Rule 19.22.when the person is required to serve an itemised costs account.

Letter to the Court (blank template)

This template letter can be used if you need to write to the court.

If your letter is about proceedings or listings, you are required to send a copy of the letter to all other parties (Practice Direction 35).  There is a field at the bottom of the letter to type the cc copy details.

If you are only requesting copies of court documents, please use the form "Request for Court Documents" below on this web page.

Minute of Consent Orders

This template can be used to type Minute of Consent Orders to attach to an Application for Consent Orders or to be filed during the course of proceedings.

Notice of Change of Name

This form has been prepared by the Court to help a person notify the Court that they would like a new named used on all future Court documents. Refer to Rule 24.03.

Notice of Objection to a Hearing in the Absence of the Parties

Some applications brought on a Form 2 can be heard by the Court in the absence of the parties, in other words without any party attending court for the hearing. These applications are:

  • an application for interim orders; and
  • an application in relation to the procedure to be followed in a case.

The applicant can ask the Court to determine the application in the absence of the parties by marking the appropriate box on the Form 2. The Court will not determine the application in the absence of the parties if a respondent objects to this.

This form has been prepared by the Court for use by a respondent to notify the Court that the respondent objects to a hearing in the absence of the parties.

Notice of Payment into Court

This form is used by a party when they are required to make a payment into Court, for example, under Rule 19.30.

Papers for the Judge

The following download is a guide to assist you when preparing "Papers for the Judge" in preparation for a defended hearing or trial.

Request for a Procedural Hearing

This form has been prepared by the Court for use by a person who is entitled to request the Court to make procedural orders to assist them in their role, for example:

  • an expert (Rule 15.60);
  • an enforcement officer (Rule 20.19);
  • a receiver (Rule 20.45);
  • a sequestrator (Rule 20.47(5));
  • a party to a recovery order or person ordered/authorised to take action by the recovery order(Rule 21.15)

Request to Attend by Electronic Means

This form has been prepared by the Court for use by a person who wishes to seek permission to use electronic communication to attend, give evidence, adduce evidence from a witness or make a submission to the Court when allowed to do so (see Rules 3.08, 5.06, 12.12, and 22.39).  You must ensure that this request is received by the Court at least 7 days before the date fixed for the court event to which it relates (if an appeal hearing - at least 14 days).

Undertaking

An undertaking is a promise to the Court. An undertaking to the Court is as binding as an Order of the Court. For example, where a person gives an undertaking that they will take a certain action, the Court will require that person to take that action as if the Court itself had ordered the person to take the action. Breach of an undertaking is treated the same as a breach of an order.

This form has been prepared by the Court for use by a person when they wish to give an undertaking to the Court.

Undertaking as to Disclosure

An undertaking is a promise to the Court. An undertaking to the Court is as binding as an Order of the Court. For example, where a person gives an undertaking that they will take a certain action, the Court will require that person to take that action as if the Court itself had ordered the person to take the action. Breach of an undertaking is treated the same as a breach of an order.

This form has been prepared by the Court for use by a party to help the party comply with the requirement in Rule 13.15 of the Family Law Rules in relation to disclosure.

Request for Court Documents

Blank Document (Court Kiosk use)

This blank Word document is intended for use at the public kiosks at the Court.

Last updated: 31-Mar-2016

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