Birth, adoption, marriage, divorce, etc.
Fact sheet produced by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship providing an overview on overseas adoption.
The regulation of marriage celebrants in Australia is administered by the Attorney-General's Department. Includes information on the Marriage Celebrants Program, ongoing professional development, and legislation.
Family Relationships Online provides all families (whether together or separated) with information and advice about family relationship issues. It also allows families to find out about a range of services that can assist them to manage relationship issues, including agreeing on appropriate arrangements for children after parents separate.
The Australian Attorney-General's Department has primary responsibility for managing intercountry adoption arrangements with other countries. This responsibility is shared with the State and Territory Central Authorities. This page has information on intercountry adoption and links to further information for parents, faqs, legislation and a list of further useful links.
This computer game reassures older primary school aged children who are experiencing, or have gone through separation that it’s not their fault, they’re not alone and what they’re thinking or feeling is okay. The game helps children understand what is happening; helping them find ways to cope and letting them know where they can go for help.
The Attorney-General's Department provides information related to marriage in Australia. Includes links to information on: Getting married in Australia; Getting married overseas; For marriage celebrants; Becoming a marriage celebrant and Recognised religious denominations.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade page provides a general guide to requirements which may need to be met in order for a marriage to be legal in a particular country.
Section 42 of the Marriage Act 1961 requires that a marriage shall not be solemnizes unless a notice in writing of the intended marriage, in the prescribed form, is given to the authorized celebrant solemnizing the marriage.
Complete and submit your Online Application for Divorce. You can also pay the fee by credit card (or seek an exemption); and select your own hearing date. Information links on the page include Step by Step Divorce Guide and an Application for Divorce Kit.
The Department of Human Services have several publications to support families going through separation.
Family Court page with information on how to apply for a divorce, costs, proof of a divorce, nullity, separation and serving papers on another party.