Family, relationships and children

What happens when your relationship ends, or if you're suffering abuse or violence? What rights do children and young people have - their care, school, with the police?


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This looseleaf service has detailed information on topics including the Family Law Act, court procedure, divorce, maintenance, child support, parenting, property, superannuation, appeals, and costs.

Women’s Legal Service NSW provides free confidential legal advice and referrals to women in NSW, with a focus on family law, parenting issues, domestic violence, sexual assault and discrimination.

Find information for parents to help navigate the child support scheme, from the Commonwealth Department of Human Services.


Find information from NSW Family and Community Services about child protection in NSW, including what is child abuse, reporting suspected child abuse or neglect, and what happens if a report is made against you or a child in your care.


This issue looks at the prevalence of domestic violence and the legal framework that deals with offenders and victims, including AVOs and the court process.

Find family law information including how to reach an agreement without going to court, separation, divorce, parenting, property, family violence, and going to court.

Legislation and case law

NSW legislation

Find all NSW legislation, including current and historical Acts, Regulations, Gazettes and Bills. 

NSW caselaw

Find cases from NSW courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court, Local Court, and the Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)


Find legislation and cases from all Australian jurisdictions.

Federal Register of Legislation

Find all Commonwealth legislation, including current and historical Acts, Legislative Instruments, Gazettes and Bills.