Intercountry Adoption Central Authorities

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The Australian, state and territory central authorities for intercountry adoption work together to ensure Australia's compliance with the Hague Convention on intercountry adoption. State and territory central authorities are responsible for the delivery of adoption services, including the assessment and approval of individual intercountry adoption applications. Representatives from the Australian, state and territory central authorities attend regular meetings (approximately two each year) to address issues affecting Australia's intercountry adoption program. Central Authorities' meetings are primarily held by video conference, which assists to maximise attendance.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    H. Inter Jurisdictional and International Bodies

  • Established By / Under

    International Agreement / Treaty / Council Order

  • Established By/Under More info

    The Hague Convention on intercountry adoption, implemented in Australia by the Family Law Act 1975 and regulations

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    3-5 National Circuit
    BARTON ACT 2600

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