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Legislation relating to parenting arrangements and child contact

Legislation related to parenting arrangements and child contact.

  • The law changed on 6 May 2024
  • This content will be updated as soon as is possible

In the interim please consult the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia website or the Victoria Legal Aid Website.

Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

This Act relates to marriage, divorce and matrimonial causes. It includes law about parental responsibility for children and financial matters arising out of the breakdown of de facto relationships.

See Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)(opens in a new window).

Family Law Regulations 1984 (Cth)

These Regulations explain the procedures under the Family Law Act 1975. This includes matters related to the breakdown of relationships, including care and maintenance of children, property division and divorce.

See Family Law Regulations 1984 (Cth)(opens in a new window).

Family Law (Fees) Regulation 2012 (Cth)

These regulations set out the fees for both the Family and Federal Circuit courts matters under the Family Law Act 1975. They also set out the requirements for fee reductions and exemptions.

See Family Law (Fees) Regulation 2012 (Cth)(opens in a new window).