Tasmanian Family Law Pathways

Federal Circuit Court

The Federal Circuit Court was established in June 2000 to provide a simple and accessible alternative to litigation in the Federal Court of Australia (Federal Court) and the Family Court of Australia (Family Court) and to relieve the workload of those courts.

The Court is committed to providing access to justice to the people of Australia. The Court’s expansive regional circuit network is demonstrative of this commitment. Judges regularly travel to carious regional locations to hear matters, alleviating the burden on regional litigants (and their legal representatives) to travel to major cities to have their matters dealt with.

The jurisdictions of the Federal Circuit Court has grown since its inception and broadly includes family law and child support, administrative law, admiralty law, bankruptcy, copyright, human rights, industrial law, migration, privacy and trade practices. Approximately 90% of the Court’s workload is in the area of family law.

The Court provides a venue for the determination of disputes by a Judge after hearing legal arguments and considering the evidence. The process of judicial determination may be supported by the other interventions designed to assist the parties to agree without the need for a judicial decision. These interventions include conciliation and mediation services. In disputes concerning children, the participants will be encouraged to focus on the best interests of the children.


Legal Services

How to Contact:

Phone: 1300 352 000