Useful Family Legislation

Legislation that is commonly applied in the District Court’s family jurisdiction includes:

  • Adoption Act 1955
     
  • Care of Children Act 2004
     
  • Child Support Act 1991
     
  • Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989
     
  • Civil Union Act 2004
        
  • Domestic Actions Act 1975
        
  • Domestic Violence Act 1995
        
  • Family Courts Act 1980
        
  • Family Court Rules 2002
        
  • Family Proceedings Act 1980
        
  • Family Protection Act 1955
        
  • Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949
      
  • Marriage Act 1955
        
  • Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992
        
  • Property (Relationships) Act 1976
        
  • Wills Act 2007