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Australian, state and territory central authorities

Each country that signs the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption is required to have a central authority to implement its standards. Our department is the Australian Central Authority for intercountry adoption under the convention.

Questions about the intercountry adoption application process or your personal situation should be referred to your state or territory central authority:

Central authorities' meetings

The Australian, state and territory central authorities meet regularly to address issues affecting Australia's intercountry adoption programmes.

The communiques for the latest meetings are available below:

To request copies of previous meeting communiques, email intercountry.adoption@ag.gov.au. Your personal information will be managed in line with our Privacy Collection Notice.

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