State and territory central authorities

Your state and territory central authority will help you with support and advice during the adoption process, including holding education sessions and reviewing your application to adopt. They also provide post-adoption support and supervision, as well as holding adoption documentation that may be requested by adoptees.

State and territory central authorities

Below is a list of each state or territory’s central authority.

Australian Capital Territory

Adoptions Unit
Child and Youth Protection Services
Phone: (02) 6207 1466
Email: adoptions@act.gov.au

New South Wales

Adoption and Permanency Services
Department of Communities and Justice
Phone: (02) 9716 3003
Email: intercountryadoption@facs.nsw.gov.au

Northern Territory

Adoption Unit
Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities
Phone: (08) 8922 5519
Fax: (08) 8922 7480
Email: TFHC.Adoptions@nt.gov.au

Queensland

Adoption and Permanent Care Services
Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs
Phone: (07) 3097 5100
Free call: 1800 647 983
Email: ads@csyw.qld.gov.au

South Australia

Adoption Services
Department for Child Protection
Free call: 1800 512 355
Email: adoptions@sa.gov.au

Tasmania

Adoption and Permanency Services
Department of Communities Tasmania
Phone: (03) 6166 0422
Email: adoption.service@communities.tas.gov.au

Victoria

Adoption Victoria
Department of Justice and Community Safety
Phone: (03) 8608 5700
Free call: 1800 130 225 (international) or 133 769 926 (local)
Email: adoptionsvic@justice.vic.gov.au

Western Australia

Adoption Services
Department of Communities
Free call: 1800 182 178
Email: adoptions@communities.wa.gov.au

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