Lists for the Family Court of Australia & Federal Circuit Court of
Australia are now being conducted by Microsoft Teams or by telephone.
In relation to Directions Hearings and Trials, any matter that is currently listed will proceed electronically where possible.
Child Dispute Services interviews with adults are now being conducted by telephone or video. For assessments that have a child inclusive element, Family Consultants will consider whether this can also be done remotely. Where a remote interview is not possible or appropriate, and the assessment of children is considered to be critical and urgent, an in-person child interview and observation will still be conducted if the family is in a position to attend the Registry in accordance with the updated In-Person Interview Protocol.
(Source: Victorian Family Law Pathways Network: Service Update COVID-19, 27/4/20)