Canberra Federal Circuit and Family Court
The Canberra Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia is located in the Nigel Bowen Commonwealth Law Courts Building, Corner of University Avenue and Childers Street, Canberra. The building is very close to the Australian National University and opposite the Street Theatre.
The building is named after Sir Nigel Hubert Bowen, former lawyer, politician and judge. Sir Bowen served as Attorney general from 1966 to 1969 for the Holt Government, and again in 1971 for the McMahon Government. From 1976 to 1990 he served as the inaugural Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.
If you have a matter at the Canberra Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia allow plenty of time to travel to court and to pass through security on the ground floor. You should not carry anything that you would not be permitted to take on a plane. You should be neatly dressed in at least smart business casual attire, as though you were attending a job interview.
The court list is displayed on the ground floor and matters are listed according to which court they are to be heard in and the relevant judicial officer. The list will inform you which court you are in and what level it is located on if you do not already have this information from the court’s portal. Each level of the court has meeting rooms to allow you and your lawyer to meet privately.
The Canberra FCFCA are located directly opposite the ANU car park (Acton Campus). It is located a short walk from the bus interchange.