The Australian Chapter of AFCC has been formed to bring together Australian Family Law professionals including judicial officers, lawyers, psychologists, social workers, other mental health professionals, mediators, educators, researchers, academics, welfare groups and administrators to share in formal and informal opportunities for education, training, research and professional collaboration.  There are many benefits of having a national interdisciplinary association of family law professionals that is also part of a larger international community as the chapter will be forming various committees to focus on different family law issues and facets of professional practice and hopes to encourage the formation of state and local groups around their particular needs and interests.

The chapter also offers a range of professional development activities, conferences and presentations to enhance family law practice and provide opportunities to expand on current knowledge about how best to serve families and children.

Chapter Council Representative: Andrew Bickerdike, BBsc, BEc, PhD