The procedures that must be followed and the forms that must be used depend on which court you apply to. The Family Court applies the Family Law Rules 2004 (Cth) and the Federal Circuit Court applies its own Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001 (Cth), as well as the Family Law Rules 2004 (Cth) in part and where appropriate [see Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) s 4 "applicable Rules of Court" and Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001 (Cth) r 1.05 and Sch 3 Pt 1]].
The registry of the Family Law Courts is located at:
Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts Building
3 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000
GPO Box 9991 Adelaide SA 5001
DX Box : DX 156 Adelaide
Phone: 1300 352 000
Fax: (08) 8219 1625
Phones available: 8:30am - 5pm
Counter open: 8:45am - 4:30pm
General information about the Family Law Courts is available on the websites of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court and information about a party's own matter can be obtained by calling the Family Law Courts National Enquiry Centre on 1300 352 000.
The Legal Services Commission has a free duty lawyer and social support service at the Family Law Courts Adelaide Registry - the Family Advocacy and Support Service (FASS). This is staffed during Court hours Monday- Friday.
Phone: (08) 8111 5300.
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