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

Assessment and Support Unit – Adoptions Team
Child and Youth Protection Services
Phone: 02 6207 1069
Fax: 02 6207 1020
Email: adoptions@act.gov.au

New South Wales

Adoption and Permanency Services
Department of Communities and Justice
Phone: 02 9716 3003
Fax: 02 9716 3001
Email: intercountryadoption@facs.nsw.gov.au

Northern Territory

Adoption Unit
Territory Families
Phone: 08 8922 5519
Fax: 08 8922 7480
Email: tf.adoptions@nt.gov.au

Queensland

Adoption and Permanent Care Services
Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
Phone: 07 3097 5100
Free call: 1800 647 983
Fax: 07 3006 4065
Email: ads@csyw.qld.gov.au

South Australia

Adoption Services
Department for Child Protection
Phone: 08 8463 3666
Fax: 08 8463 6188
Email: adoptions@sa.gov.au

Tasmania

Adoption and Permanency Services
Department of Communities Tasmania
Phone: 03 6166 0422
E-mail: 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)
Fax: 03 8608 5760
Email: adoptionsvic@justice.vic.gov.au

Western Australia

Adoption Services
Department of Communities
Phone: 08 9286 5200
Free call: 1800 182 178
Fax: 08 9385 1920
E-mail: adoptions@cpfs.wa.gov.au

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