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Proclamations/Other as made
This instrument is a Proclamation to prevent matters under the Family Law Act 1975 being initiated in or transferred to four courts in the Sydney CBD that lack family law expertise.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 28
Registered 13 Apr 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-May-2007
Tabled Senate09-May-2007

Summary Courts Jurisdiction (Matrimonial Causes and Children) Proclamation 2007

I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make this Proclamation under subsections 39 (7) and 69J (3) of the Family Law Act 1975.

Signed and sealed with the
Great Seal of Australia
on 12 April 2007


By His Excellency’s Command




1              Name of Proclamation

                This Proclamation is the Summary Courts Jurisdiction (Matrimonial Causes and Children) Proclamation 2007.

2              Commencement

                This Proclamation commences on 23 April 2007.

3              Jurisdictional restriction

                On and after 23 April 2007, proceedings in relation to matters arising under Parts V and VII of the Family Law Act 1975 may not be instituted in, or transferred to, the following courts of summary jurisdiction located in the State of New South Wales.


Court of summary jurisdiction


Central Local Court

98 Liverpool Street, Sydney

Downing Centre Local Court

Levels 4 and 5, Downing Centre
143–147 Liverpool Street, Sydney

Local Court Newtown

222 Australia Street, Newtown

Local Court North Sydney

94 Pacific Highway, North Sydney