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About the Family Dispute Resolution Register

How to use the Family Dispute Resolution Register
How to apply for inclusion on the Family Dispute Resolution Register
Keeping details up-to-date on the Family Dispute Resolution Register

The Family Dispute Resolution Register provides the public with information about organisations funded by the Government to provide family dispute resolution services and individuals who:

  • meet the requirements under the Family Law Act 1975 to provide family dispute resolution and issue section 60I certificates, and
  • have agreed to their details being made available to the public.

How to use the Family Dispute Resolution Register

You can search the Family Dispute Resolution Register for an accredited family dispute resolution practitioner by name, location or service type.

More information about searching on the Family Dispute Resolution Register is available at Search Tips.

Once you have entered your search criteria, click on the search button to conduct the search. The search results will display all organisations funded by the Government to provide family dispute resolution services and all accredited family dispute resolution practitioners that match the location search criteria and/or any words in the Optional field.

You can search again either by clicking on the clear button and entering new search criteria, or, by typing over the original search criteria and clicking on the search button again.

The search result will include the:

  • organisation name (for funded organisations), or the name and practice name (for individual practitioners)
  • areas of service, client groups, methods of service delivery and general cost information, and
  • physical address and phone number.

If you click on any of the underlined links in a search result, you will see more details about that provider including their opening hours, proximity to public transport and any additional cost information.

All accredited family dispute resolution practitioners are responsible for their own information displayed in the Family Dispute Resolution Register. See Disclaimer.

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How to apply for inclusion on the Family Dispute Resolution Register

Individuals who meet the requirements under the Family Law Act 1975 to provide family dispute resolution and issue section 60I certificates can apply for accreditation and inclusion on the Family Dispute Resolution Register. To apply for accreditation, you can submit a completed application form with all required supporting documentation to the Practitioner Accreditation Unit in the Attorney-General's Department.

Information about applying for accreditation is available at 'Becoming a family dispute resolution practitioner' or by calling the Practitioner Accreditation Unit on 1800 025 255.

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Keeping details up-to-date on the Family Dispute Resolution Register

Once accredited, family dispute resolution practitioners are required to keep their details up-to-date. This can be done via email to fdrregistration@ag.gov.au.

Any queries about accreditation can be directed to the Practitioner Accreditation Unit on 1800 025 255.

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