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Family Division

The Family Division hears applications relating to the protection and care of children and young persons at risk, and applications for intervention orders.


Foyer of Children's Court at Level 7, 436 Lonsdale Street

Child Protection

The Family Division of the Children's Court of Victoria has jurisdiction to make orders in relation to the care and protection of any child under the age of 17 years.

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Marram-Ngala Ganbu (Koori Family Hearing Day)

The program aims to improve outcomes for Koori children in child protection proceedings, by providing a culturally appropriate process to assist in decision making.

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Family Drug Treatment Court

The Family Drug Treatment Court (FDTC) aims to support parents, who have lost the care of their children due to alcohol or other drug use, achieve reunification through intensive, judicially led case-management and support. It operates in both the Broadmeadows and Shepparton Children’s Courts.

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