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 Intercountry adoption legislation

Each state and territory in Australia has laws relating to intercountry adoption. The intercountry adoption process in states and territories are similar, but not identical.

Links to relevant Australian laws are available below.

Commonwealth laws relevant to intercountry adoption:

Commonwealth immigration laws relevant to intercountry adoption:

State and territory legislation:

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia