Appeals

Overview

The Family Division of the High Court exercises original jurisdiction and hears appeals against the decision of the Family Courts and the Youth Courts in family proceedings.

This section provides information on the appeals process to the High Court (Family Division). Subjected to certain exceptions, appeals to the High Court (Family Division) can be filed against:

  1. a decision of a Judge (District Judge / Magistrate) in the Family Courts;
  2. a decision of a Judge (District Judge / Magistrate) in the Youth Courts; or
  3. a decision of the Assistant Registrar / Deputy Registrar in the High Court (Family Division).

The information provided below is general in nature and is not intended as legal advice. The Family Justice Courts (FJC) cannot provide legal advice or assist with drafting the contents of any document.