Townsville, Newcastle, Parramatta, Canberra, Dandenong, Hobart, Cairns, Launceston, Rockhampton, Darwin, Albury, Dubbo, Lismore, Sydney (William Street) and Wollongong registries will be closed from:

Wednesday 25 December 2019

and will re-open on

Tuesday 7 January 2020

During this time, phone calls to these registries will be re-directed to:


Link to live chat
Need help with Family Law? Chat Online

Phone: 1300 352 000
TTY/voice calls: 133 677 (National Relay Service)
Speak & Listen Calls: 1300 555 727

Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney (Lionel Bowen Building), Melbourne, Perth and the National Enquiry Centre will be open throughout the period (with minimal staff) with the exception of the following days:

  • Wednesday 25 December 2019
  • Thursday 26 December 2019
  • Friday 27 December 2019
  • Wednesday 1 January 2020

On these days the urgent after hours service is available by calling the National Enquiry Centre on 1300 352 000.

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