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 Magistrates 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: email@example.com
Ground Level, Government Buildings, Suva
Court Officer: +679 3211 257
General Enquiries: +679 3211 291
Saqa Street, Valelevu, Nasinu, beside Housing Authority.
PO BOX 7748 Magistrate’s Court, Nasinu.
Senior Court Officer II: +679 334 1081 / +679 9922271
Enquiries: +679 3390466
Level 1, 3 Kings Building, Nausori Town.
PO BOX 227 Magistrate’s Court, Nausori.
Senior Court Officer II: +679 8924 855 / +679 9922276
Court Officer: +679 8924 856
Civil Clerk: +679 8924 869
Criminal Clerk: +679 8924 866
DVRO Clerk: +679 8924 865
Court 1 Clerk: +679 8924 868
Court 2 Clerk: +679 8924 872
Counter Clerk: +679 8924 874
General Enquiries: +679 8924 920
Levuka Town, Ovalau.
PO BOX 66 Magistrate’s Court, Levuka.
Court Officer: +679 3440 355 / +679 9922491
TAILEVU NORTH – KOROVOU
Deepwater Road, Korovou.
P O BOX 227 Magistrate’s Court, Nausori.
Officer In Charge: +679 8924 731 / +679 8301126
General Enquiries: +679 8924 730 / +679 8924 732
Serua Provincial Building, Vuninokonoko Road. Navua.
PO BOX 678 Magistrate’s Court, Navua.
Court Officer: +679 3460 654 / +679 9922291
Enquiries : +679 3460 644
Lautoka Family Court
Level 2, Lautoka Court Complex – Along Tavewa Avenue, Lautoka.
PO Box 4253, Lautoka.
Senior Court Officer I: +679 666 0059 / +679 9922305
General Enquiries: +679 666 8199
Family Court Registry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawaqa Road, Sigatoka.
PO BOX 87 Magistrate’s Court, Sigatoka.
Court Officer/General Enquiries: +679 6500 067 / +679 9922302
Koroivolu Ave, Nadi Town.
PO BOX 1275 Magistrate’s Court, Nadi.
Court Officer: +679 670 0962 / +679 9922297
General Enquiries: +679 6701322 / +679 670 1762 / +679 670 0960
Old Kings Rd, Ba Town.
PO BOX 430 Magistrate’s Court, Ba.
Court Officer: +679 667 4287 / +679 8308910
General Enquiries: +679 667 1817
Nabuna Street, Tavua.
PO BOX 516 Magistrate’s Court, Tavua.
Court Officer/General Enquiries: +679 668 0022 / +679 9922345
PO BOX 87 Magistrate’s Court, Rakiraki.
Court Officer/General Enquiries: +679 6669 4349/ +679 9922347
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: email@example.com
Ground Floor, Naturubu House, Savusavu Town.
PO BOX 160 Magistrate’s Court, Savusavu.
Court Officer: +679 8926140 / +679 9922464
General Enquiries: +6798926150
Waiyevo Road, Between Taveuni Police Station and Telecom Fiji Exchange.
PO BOX 31 Magistrate’s Court, Taveuni.
Court Officer: +679 888 0484 / +679 9922490
General Enquiries: +679 888 0081 / +679 9922490
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, 2015. The Court has two Divisions:
Family Division of the Magistrate’s Court is subordinate to the Family Division of the High Court. This Division consists of such Resident Magistrates as the Chief Magistrate determines.
The Family Division of the Magistrates’ Court has jurisdiction in:
Subject to this Act all Magistrates of the Division have all such powers as are granted by law to Resident Magistrates and to Magistrates Courts
Sittings of Magistrates of the Division are to be held from time to time as required at such places in the Fiji Islands as the Chief Magistrate directs.
The practice and procedure of each Family Division are governed by the rules of the respective Division.
The Family Division of the Magistrates Court deals with matters such as Application for Declaration as to Validity, Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce), Maintenance & Contribution applications, matrimonial property distribution between the parties, residence/contact issues in relation to children, absconding warrant application in order to stop a party from leaving the Country prior to finalization of the matter, Recovery Order application for recovering a child(ren), DVRO applications, Reciprocal enforcements, Adoption applications, Judgment Debtors Summons, Contempt application when a party breaches a Court Order, Enforcement of Maintenance orders. Interim applications are also made in respect of some of the substantive matters.
Family Court property, residence and contact matters are dealt by the Registrar /Deputy Registrar and Counsellors for case assessment.
Counselling is also part of the service provided by the Family Court. It is headed by the Director, Counsellors and offers services free of charges. It also becomes an integral part of a proceeding when it comes to children’s issues.
In so far as the rules of the respective Divisions are insufficient, the High Court Rules or the Magistrates Court Rules respectively apply (so far as they are capable of such application and subject to any directions of the Judge of the Family Division or the Chief Magistrate, as the case may be) to the practice and procedure of the Division.
Note: For more information, please refer to the Information Sheets provided on your left.
Mr. Usaia Ratuvili
Mr. Chaitanya Lakshman
Ms. Deepika Prakash
Ms Sufia Hamza
Mr Charles Ratakele
Mr Tomasi Bainivalu
Mr Thushara Thenakoon
Mr Cama Tuberi
Mr Peni Dalituicama
Ms Nirosha Kannangara
Ms Nilmini Ferdinandez
Mr Jeremaia Lewaravu
Mr Bandula Gunaratne
Ms Nayani Kasturiratne
Mr Sekonaia Vodokisolomone
Mr Samuela Qica
Mr Jioji Boseiwaqa
Mr Lisiate Fotofili
Ms Senileba Levaci
Mr Bimsara Jagodage
Mr Timoci Qalinauci
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