Federal Circuit Court of Australia - Hobart Registry
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia was established by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 (formerly the Federal Magistrates Act) and its jurisdiction at inception was conferred by the Federal Magistrates (Consequential Amendments) Act 1999.
The Court is an independent federal court under the Australian Constitution. It is a federal court of record and a court of law and equity. It sits in all capital cities and selected major regional centres.
The objective of the Court is to provide a simple and more accessible alternative to litigation in the Family Court of Australia (Family Court) and the Federal Court of Australia (Federal Court) and to relieve the workload of the superior federal courts. The provisions of the Act enable the Court to operate as informally as possible in the exercise of judicial power, use streamlined procedures and make use of a range of dispute resolution processes to resolve matters without judicial decisions.
The jurisdiction 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. The court shares those jurisdictions with the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia. Some work in those jurisdictions continues to be done in state and territory courts also.
General Federal Law and Family Law enquiries
Phone:1300 352 000 (Family Law and Child Support);03 6262 1715 (General Federal Law)
Edward Braddon Commonwealth Law Courts Building 39-41 Davey Street
Hobart Tasmania 7000
GPO Box 9991
Hobart Tasmania 7001