Foundational information

The Australian Government has indicated its intention to introduce legislation to implement structural changes to the federal courts. The proposed legislation is likely to provide that:

  • the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia would be brought together as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFC), and
  • the Family Court would continue as the FCFC (Division 1) and the Federal Circuit Court would continue as the FCFC (Division 2).
Subject to the introduction and passage of the legislation in the Parliament, these proposed changes may affect the information and links in this Chapter.

Note: the sources contained in the Key Literature and Other Resources tabs on this page are relevant to all subsections of 10.1, and can be accessed from each subsection.