Family Law Matters: Dispute Resolution Separation & Divorce Missing Children Parenting Court procedures Family Violence Property & Finance
The Law Society plays a diverse role promoting and regulating the fair practise of law throughout NSW.
The District Court of New South Wales is the intermediate court in the state’s judicial hierarchy. It is the largest trial court in Australia and has an appellate jurisdiction. It hears serious criminal offences, appeals from lower courts and civil proceedings.
The Department of Human Services Child Support program provides information to help parents manage their financial child support responsibilities following separation or divorce.
The Court’s jurisdiction is broad, covering almost all civil matters arising under Australian Federal law and some summary and indictable criminal matters.
The Supreme Court is the highest court in NSW. It has unlimited civil jurisdiction and hears the most serious criminal matters. The Court has both appellate and trial jurisdictions. The appellate courts are the:
- Court of Appeal
- Court of Criminal Appeal. The trial work of the criminal and civil jurisdictions is divided between two Divisions:
- the Common Law Division
- the Equity Division
- buying and selling property
- first time buyers
- look for unclaimed money
Fair Trading is an agency that provide services directly to individuals and businesses to create a fair, safe and equitable marketplace; set the rules for fairness in the countless daily transactions between consumers and traders.
The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government.