Matters involving the relocation of a child are probably one of the most difficult for the Court to decide. In relation to relocation specifically, the Family Law Act does not set out specific provisions which consider relocation.
Accordingly, in these matters the court tends to apply a similar approach in considering parenting matters generally and that is firstly and foremostly ensure that any decision is predicated on what is in the best interests of the child. This is one of the court’s primary considerations.
There are two primary considerations: