Accreditation as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you intend to operate as a family dispute resolution practitioner. Accredited practitioners conduct family dispute resolution and, if needed, issue court certificates to confirm that attempts at family dispute resolution have been made between separated family parties.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this accreditation, you must:

  • Possess relevant qualifications and supervised training in a higher education, post-graduate or vocational award in law or psychology or social work or conflict management, mediation or dispute resolution, or equivalent;
  • Have a recent police check;
  • Not be prohibited from working with children by any state or territory;
  • Meet the 'working with children' requirements in the state or territory that you provide services;
  • Have appropriate insurance;
  • Be able to show ongoing compliance with all current legislation in force relating to this approval;
  • Submit the required forms; and
  • Pay any required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on your accreditation.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Attorney-General's Department
Civil Justice and Legal Services Group
Access to Justice

Act(s) name

Family Law Act 1975 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Practitioner Registration Unit
Attorney-General's Department
Civil Justice and Legal Services Group
Access to Justice

Operating address:
3-5 National Circuit
Australian Capital Territory 2600


02 6141 6666

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