Family Court of Western Australia

News & Media Releases



Court Fees Increase on 1 July 2022

28/06/2022

The fees payable in the Court will increase from 1 July 2022 to reflect changes to the consumer price index over the past financial year. This is an automatic increase provided by the relevant fee regulations.

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Family Law Magistrate (Pool)

17/06/2022

Suitable applicants are being sought for the pool position of Family Law Magistrate. Applications must be received before 4:30pm on Friday 1 July 2022.

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COVID-19 Public Notice

27/04/2022

COVID-19 Public Notice - Changes to Public Health measures effective from 29 April 2022.

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COVID-19 Public Notice 8 - 14 April 2022

19/04/2022

COVID-19 Public Notice 8 about COVID arrangements at the Family Court of Western Australia as at 14 April 2022 has been issued by the Chief Judge of the Court.

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Superannuation Information from ATO

29/03/2022

From 1 April 2022, a party to property settlement proceedings will be able to apply to the Court to request their former spouse's superannuation information from the Australian Taxation Office.

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Call for Submissions - Legal Costs

23/02/2022

The Legal Costs Committee gives notice under section 278 Legal Profession Act 2008 that it will conduct reviews and make determinations in respect of contentious business determinations made by it. Submissions are now being called for by 11 March 2022.

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COVID-19 Public Notice 7 - 3 Feb 2022

03/02/2022

COVID-19 Public Notice 7 issued by the Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia on 3 February 2022 is in addition to the Public Notice issued by the Chief Justice of Western Australia on 31 January 2022. The directions contained in COVID-19 Public Notice 7 in relation to the business of the Family Court of Western Australia are effective immediately.

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COVID-19 - Access Restrictions - Court Staff

02/02/2022

Chief Justice Peter Quinlan has issued a public notice in relation to restrictions on access for Court and Tribunal workers including lawyers attending Court and Tribunal buildings.

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Updated Information Sharing MOU

18/01/2022

The original Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated June 2008 to support the sharing of information between the Family Court of Western Australia (FCWA), the Department of Justice (DoJ), the Department of Communities (Communities) and Legal Aid Western Australia (LAWA) has been updated.

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Family Law Registrar Vacancy (Pool 2 years)

14/01/2022

Suitable applicants are being sought for the pool positions of Registrar, Family Court of Western Australia. Applications must be received before Monday 31 January at 4.30pm.

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