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The Australian Government has made changes to functions overseen by the Attorney-General's Department and Department of Home Affairs. These changes involve the transfers of:

  • identity and biometrics functions into the Attorney-General's Department
  • protective security policy and government and major event security functions to the Department of Home Affairs.

For family relationship service providers

This page provides information and resources for people working in the family law system.

Information for families and others not working in the system is available on the Family Relationships Online website.

Family Dispute Resolution

Current practitioners and anyone wishing to apply for registration will find information and resources on our Family Dispute Resolution page.

For Family Relationship Centre managers and staff

People working in or managing centres will find information and resources on our Family Relationship Centre managers and staff page.

Family Law Pathways Networks

Family Law Pathways Networks are made up of professionals in the family law system. They share information, create networking opportunities, and develop and maintain cross-sector training in local areas around Australia. The networks support members to strengthen working relationships, develop appropriate referral mechanisms and enhance understanding of the services available within the sector, to encourage best practice in assisting families to navigate the family law system.

More information is available on the National Family Law Pathways Network website.

Family law publications

Research and evaluation documents and information on current publications are available on our Family law publications page.

For Family Relationship Counsellors

For Children's Contact Service providers

For Supporting Children after Separation Program service providers