Family Law Pathways Networks is a national program funded by the Attorney General’s Department for professionals working with families who are separating, or have separated, and co-parenting families.

The aim is to support practitioners to work collaboratively, maintain strong networking relationships and develop appropriate referral mechanisms, across the broader Family Law system. This is done through events, training, information sharing, development and distribution of resources. This can be webinars, seminars, workshops, forums, networking events.

Membership is free and open for anyone who works in the family law, separation and co-parenting space and interested in collaborating and strengthening relationships with practitioners. You can participate as you wish. Registration is on each of the individual region pages. You can also join multiple regions if you like.

FLPN is an initiative of the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department. There are over 30 Family Law Pathways Networks across Australia establishing coordinated networks of professionals working in the family law system. Currently there are approximately 3200 members in Queensland alone.

The FLPA (Family Law Practitioners Association) is Queensland’s professional body representing family law practitioners. It is a professional, organised, voluntary non-profit association committed to providing valuable services such as training, information and events to members.

Both FLPN and FLPA like to collaborate and support each other with our events and information.

To be included in the directory, you must have government funding, grant or a charity status AND be relevant to family law, co-parenting or separating families. You may qualify for the regional directories. Some of the regions have ‘inclusive’ directories that you can find on the individual region pages.

If there is a service that you know about that should be included in our directory, please let us know!

Yes Please! We are here to improve coordination between organisations operating in the family law system, dispel professional myths and break down barriers to collaboration and cultivate a shared understanding of professional roles within the sector. So you input and feedback would be very welcome. 

Each Region has its own steering committee the comprises of a diverse range of stakeholders in family law including managers and practitioners from:

• Legal Aid;
• Solicitors in Private Practice;
• Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners;
• Parenting Programs;
• Counsellors;
• Mental Health Services;
• Primary Health Services;
• Drug and Alcohol Services;
• Family Relationship Centres;
• Mediators;
• Centrelink;
• Child Support;
• Department of Child Safety;
• Federal and State Government;
• Disability Services;
• Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Services;
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services;
• Community Legal Centres;
• Domestic and Family Violence Support Services;
• Academics relevant to FLPN, and
• Other services providing support to separating families and children.

Most of the time, the leaving committee member will recommend a new member to take their place. However, if you feel that you have something to offer FLPN Steering Committee, please reach out to your regional officer.