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The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions, pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.
Information on Caretaker Conventions can be found on the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

De facto property regime

The de facto property regime brings property and spousal maintenance matters for separating de facto couples within the federal family law regime under the Family Law Act 1975.

It applies to couples in all Australian states and territories except Western Australia.

This means that separating de facto couples in most states and territories can access the Family Law Courts for property and spousal maintenance matters.

More information is available at:

For more information about making an application for a court order under the de facto property regime visit the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia website or call 1300 352 000.

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