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 but a guide to assist you.
As a grandmother you have rights to make an application with the court but you have to have mediation first.
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
Section 65C of the Family Law Act recognises your rights.
You would be seeking orders that the child be given to you.
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