The Best Interests of the Child
Family Court Counselling Service
Procedural Hearings and Conference
Note: Please disregard the contact details in the above sheets.
Mondays – Thursdays: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fridays: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (except for gazetted Public Holidays)
Suva Family Division of the High Court
Level 1, Government Buildings, Suva
GPO Box 2215, Government Buildings
Senior Court Officer I: +679 321 1810 / +679 9922187
Court Officer: +679 321 1837
Director Counseling: +679 3211 848
Secretary: +679 3211 849
Counselor: +679 3211 552
Registrar: +679 3211 835
Assistant Registrar: +679 3211 630
General Enquiries: +679 321 1811
Family Court Registries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ground Level, Government Buildings, Suva
Court Officer: +679 3211 257
General Enquiries: +679 3211 291
Lautoka Family Court
Level 2, Lautoka Court Complex – Along Tavewa Avenue, Lautoka
PO Box 103, Lautoka
Senior Court Officer I: +679 666 0059 / +679 9922305
General Enquiries: +679 666 8199
Family Court Registry: email@example.com
Labasa Family Court
Ground Level, Katonivere House – Hospital Road, Labasa
P O BOX 56, High Court, Labasa
Assistant Registrar: +679 881 8920
Court Officer: +679 881 8922 / +679 9922422
General Enquiries: +679 881 8924
Family Court Registry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask the Court Registry in your area for the information about the services listed below:
Legal Aid Office
Suva Phone: +679 3311195
Lautoka Phone: +679 6650011
Labasa Phone: +679 8815118
Department of Social Welfare
Suva Phone: +679 3315585
Please ask Court staff for other organisations in your area which may be able to assist you.
The Family Court is presided over by a Judge and two Magistrates. It is vested with jurisdiction under the Family Law Act 2003.The Family Court of the Fiji Islands officially opened on 31st October, 2005. The Family Law Act 2003 came into effect on 1st November, and 2015. The Court has two Divisions:
The Family Division of the High Court is presided by a Judge and has jurisdiction in:
The Family Division of the High Court has exclusive jurisdiction in relation to applications for orders for nullity of marriage and to applications under section 200 in relation to the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980).
Subject to the Family Law Act, Judges of the Division have all such powers as are by law or custom granted to the High Court including hearing of appeals from the Family Division of the Magistrates’ Court.
The original and appellate jurisdiction of the Family Division of the High Court is exercisable by one or more judges as the Chief Justice may direct or as prescribed by rules of court.
Sittings of judges of the Division are to be held from time to time as required at such places in the Fiji Islands as the judge of the Family Division directs.
An appeal from the Family Division of the Magistrates’ Court lies as of right to the Family Division of the High Court.
Appeals from judges of the Family Division exercising original jurisdiction lie as of right to the Court of Appeal.
Appeals from judges of the Family Division sitting on appeal from orders of the Magistrates’ Court lie to the Court of Appeal with leave of the Court of Appeal.
Note: For more information, please refer to the Information Sheets provided on your left.
Hon. Madam Justice Anjala Wati
Calendar to be updated here when dates are confirmed.
Form 1 Application for Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)
Form 2 Application for Order of Nullity
Form 3 Application for Declaration as to Validity
Form 4 Response (Marital Status Proceedings)
Form 5 Application for Maintenance or Contribution
Form 6 Response to Application for Maintenance or Contribution
Form 8 Application for Consent Orders
Form 9 Application for Final Orders
Form 10 Response to an Application for Final Orders
Form 14 Notice Seeking Counselling
Form 15 Notice of Child Abuse or Risk of Child Abuse
Form 16 Application (Parenting Plan)
Form 17 Consent (Parenting Plan)
Form 20 Notice of Address for Service
Form 21 Acknowledgment of Service
Form 25 Notice of Discontinuance