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 Summons and Subpoenas


For Legal Practitioners and Self –Represented Applicants/Respondents in court proceedings, having been granted leave to issue a summons or subpoena on the Department of Communities, Child Protection and Family Support can obtain information on the correct service guidelines and fees for conduct money by either:

Via e-mail to releaseof.information@communities.wa.gov.au or call (08) 6277 5311 or alternatively;

For Family Court matters, further information can be obtained by clicking on the links below:

All Family Court WA Subpoenas issued on the Department must comply with;
Family Court of Western Australia Practice Direction (No. 1 of 2014) and;

Further to Practice Direction No. 1 of 2014 (Documents from the Department for Child Protection and Family Support) please see Family Court of Western Australia Information Note to Practitioners.

Further details can be found on the Family Court of Western Australia website.

In Addition;

The fees for Conduct Monies are:

WA Independent Childrens Lawyers (“ICL”) is $30
WA Applicants/Respondents $80
Interstate Subpoena $50

All Summons and Subpoenas issued on the Department must be accompanied with a covering letter pursuant to s238 Children and Community Services Act (WA) 2004 and be addressed to:

The Proper Officer
Department of Communities 
GPO Level 7, 3 Forrest Place
Perth CBD WA 6000

To mail summons and subpoenas documentation please address the envelope to:

Department of Communities
Summons & Subpoenas
Locked Bag 5000






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