Contacts: Marriage and divorce


Family dispute resolution agencies

Cairnmillar Institute: Clinic for Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy

391–393 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East Vic 3123

Tel: 9813 3400

Email: enquiries@cairnmillar.org.au

Web: www.cairnmillar.org.au

Cairnmillar also has offices in Healesville, Lynbrook and Maribyrnong.

CatholicCare Melbourne

Level 2, 33–35 Princes Highway, Dandenong Vic 3175

Tel: 8710 9600

Email: dandenong@ccam.org.au

Web: www.ccam.org.au

CatholicCare also offers family dispute resolution in Epping, Footscray and Geelong.

Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria (DSCV)

Level 4, 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 372 888

Web: www.disputes.vic.gov.au

The DSCV also has offices in Ballarat, Bendigo, Box Hill, Collingwood, Dandenong, Geelong, Horsham, Mildura, Morwell, Shepparton, Wangaratta and Warrnambool.

FMC Mediation and Counselling

Head office:

Level 4, 1001 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin Vic 3189

Tel: 9556 5333; 1800 639 523

Email: family@mediation.com.au

Web: www.mediation.com.au

FMC also has offices in metropolitan and regional Victoria; see their website for the addresses of these offices.

LifeWorks: Relationship Counselling and Education Services

Head office:

Level 4, 255 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 543 396

Web: https://lifeworks.com.au

LifeWorks also has offices in Frankston, Geelong, Moonee Ponds, Prahran, Preston, Ringwood, Wangaratta and Wyndham.

Relationships Australia (Victoria)

Melbourne Family Relationship Centre,

379 Collins Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 364 277; 8625 3666

Web: www.relationshipsvictoria.com.au

Relationships Australia also offers family dispute resolution at their offices in Ballarat, Berwick, Greensborough, Kew, Shepparton, Sunshine and Traralgon.

Victoria Legal Aid Family Dispute Resolution Service

Legal Help phone line: 1300 792 387

Web: www.legalaid.vic.gov.au

Courts

Family Court of Australia

Melbourne CBD court location:

Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building,

305 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 352 000

Email: enquiries@familylawcourts.gov.au

Web: www.familycourt.gov.au

The Family Court of Australia also hears matters in Dandenong; see the court’s website for address details. Counsellors and welfare officers are attached to the Family Court. Their aim is to supplement the services of marriage counselling organisations.

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Melbourne CBD court location:

Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building,

305 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 352 000; 8600 3333

Email: vicreg@fedcourt.gov.au

Web: www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au

In Victoria, the Federal Circuit Court also hears matters in Ballarat, Bendigo, Dandenong, Geelong, Mildura, Morwell, Shepparton and Warrnambool.

Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Melbourne Magistrates’ Court,

233 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9628 7777

Email: customerassistance@magistrates.vic.gov.au

Web: www.magistratescourt.vic.gov.au

The Magistrates’ Court hears matters in many metropolitan and country locations; for the contact details of all Victorian Magistrates’ Courts, visit the court’s website.