Am I Required To Attempt Mediation Before Appearing In The Family Court In Mackay?

From 1st September 2021, the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court will merge and become one court. This will be the same Court system across the country (except for WA) and that court circuits regularly to Mackay from the registry in Rockhampton.

All applications for orders under the Family Law Act will be made to the same Court, whether that is in Mackay, Rockhampton, or elsewhere. The requirement for parents to attempt mediation before issuing an application to the Court will remain unless you qualify for an exemption from that requirement.