The Family Court of Western Australia is a State Court that deals with Family Law. There are two streams within the hierarchy of Australian Courts the federal stream and the state and territory stream Family law is an area of the Law that deals with family-related issues and Domestic relations including but not limited to the nature of
The Court was established in 1976 under the Family Court Act 1975, with Western Australia the only Australian state to do so as of 2007. Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. The Commonwealth of Australia is made up of 8 states and territories controlled under a federal system of government It is presided over by judges, magistrates and registrars. A judge, or justice, is an Official who presides over a Court of law A magistrate is a judicial officer In Common law systems a magistrate usually has limited authority to administer and enforce the Law.