Family Law Services – Holiday Open Dates

Family law sector services – closure dates over the holiday season.

Thank you to the Family Law Pathways Newsletter for putting together this information.

Family Court and Federal Circuit Court Registry Opening Hours

December 2019 – January 2020

The registry and the family law National Enquiry Centre will be open throughout the Christmas/New Year period (with minimal staff) with exception of the following days:

  • Wednesday 25 December 2019
  • Thursday 26 December 2019
  • Friday 27 December 2019
  • Wednesday 1 January 2020

On these days the urgent after-hours service is available by calling the National Enquiry Centre:

www.familycourt.gov.au
www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au
Phone: 1300 352 000
Email: enquiries@familylawcourts.gov.au
TTY/voice calls: 133 677 (National Relay Service)
Speak & Listen Calls: 1300 555 727

Children’s Contact Services Opening Times over Christmas and New Year Break

  • Campbelltown Children’s Contact Service will be closed from 25 December 2019 until 28 December 2019.
  • Hindmarsh Children’s Contact Service will be closed from 25 December 2019 until 29 December 2019.
  • Northern Children’s Contact Service will be operating as normal (just weekends).
  • Noarlunga and Mt Barker Children’s Contact Services – both services will be available over the Christmas/ New Year Period except the public holidays.
  • Whyalla and Port Augusta Children’s Contact Services will be closed from 24 December 2019 until 2 January 2020.
  • Berri Children’s Contact Service the Berri CCS will be closed Wednesday 25 December 2019 until 2 January 2020.

Useful Service Contacts

Should families require emergency assistance the following numbers can assist:

  • Alcohol and Drug service – 1300 131 340
  • Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636
  • Child Abuse Report Line – 13 14 78
  • Crisis Care (SA) – 13 16 11
  • Domestic Violence Crisis Service – 1300 782 200 or 1800 800 098
  • Emergency Accommodation Services (SA) -1800 003 308
  • Family Drug Support – 1300 368 186
  • Family Relationship Advice Line – 1800 050 321
  • Gambling Helpline – 1800 858 858
  • Health Direct Helpline – 1800 022 222
  • Kids Helpline -1800 551 800
  • Legal Helpline – 1300 366 424
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14
  • Mensline – 1300 789 978
  • Mental Health Crisis Service (SA) – 13 14 65
  • Police Assist (SAPOL) – 000 or 131 444
  • Suicide call back line – 1300 659 467
  • 1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732