Archived Practice Directions


The combined form, Initiating Application (Family Law) has been reviewed in light of the conferral of de facto jurisdiction and the revised form has been approved pursuant to Rule 2.04(2) Federal Magistrates Court Rules 2001 to commence from 1 March 2009.

Practice Direction No. 1 of 2006 is therefore no longer required.

Revocation of Practice Direction

Practice Direction No. 1 of 2006 "Trial of a New Form: Initiating Application (Family Law) is revoked with effect from 1 March 2009.

John Pascoe AO
Chief Federal Magistrate
Federal Magistrates Court of Australia
26 February 2009