Australia

Currently, the Australian government will not allow families living in Australia to adopt from the United States until our government ratifies the Hague Convention. The United States is expected to implement this important act in early 2008.

For more information on what requirements must be met in Australia for intercountry adoptions, please contact your local adoption authority:

Each state and territory in Australia has its own adoption authority and criteria for applicant selection. A list of those authorities is provided below:

Australian Capital Territory

Department of Family Services
P.O. Box 1584
Tuggerunong, ACT 2901
Australia
Tel: 61 2 6207 1335
Web: http://www.decs.act.gov.au

New South Wales

Adoption and Permanent Care Services
Department of Community Services
P.O. Box 3485
Parramatta, NSW 2124
Australia
Tel: 61 2 8855 4900
Web: http://www.community.nsw.gov.au

Northern Territory

Family and Children's Services Adoption Unit
Department of Health and Community Services
Shop 9, Ground Floor
Casuarina, NT 0810
Tel: 61 8 8922 7077
Web: http://www.nt.gov.au/health/comm_svs/facs/adoption.shtml

Queensland

Local and Post Adoption Services Unit
Department of Communities
GPO Box 806
Brisbane, QLD 4001
Australia
Tel: 61 7 3324 7415
Web: http://www.childsafety.qld.gov.au/adoption

South Australia

Department of Family and Youth Services
GPO Box 292
Adelaide, SA 5001
Australia
Tel: 61 8 8207 0060
Web: http://www.adoptions.sa.gov.au/

Tasmania

Department of Health and Human Services
Adoption and Information Services
GPO Box 538
Hobart, TAS 7001
Australia
Tel: 61 3 6222 7373
Web: http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/

Victoria

Department of Human Services
520 Bourke Street, Level 20
Melbourne, QLD 3000
Australia
Tel: 61 3 8608 5709
Web: http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/icas

Western Australia

Department of Family and Children's Services
189 Royal Street
East Perth, WA 6004
Australia
Tel: 61 8 9222 2555
Web: http://www.community.wa.gov.au/


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