My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.
I assume you have no court orders and that you have not gone through the court process.
Because she has not seen you in so long you will have to go through mediation and if that fails then court.
As parents you have no rights. The child has the right to know and spend time with both parents and what the other parent has done is wrong.
The law will allow you time with your daughter but it will have to start slowly.
You should contact your closest family relationship centre. This is a free service provided by the Federal Government. Their website is
You can find your closest one on there.
The web-site also have alot of useful information and links to assist you.
Before going to court you must obtain a certificate from a family dispute resolution practitioner. You get this through the free service provided at the family relationship centres.
If you need to go to court then you will need to file an application in the Family Court or the Federal Circuit Court
http://www.familycourt.gov.au and http://www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au
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