Australia's new Family Court chief justice John Pascoe says there is a "unique opportunity" to ensure the family law system is meeting the needs of modern families.
Chief Justice Pascoe and new Federal Circuit Court Chief Judge William Alstergren start in their new roles on Friday.
The appointments come as the Australian Law Reform Commission conducts a comprehensive review of the family law system.
"I think there is a unique opportunity for us all to work together to make sure that the family law system is meeting the needs of modern Australian families, particularly children," Chief Justice Pascoe said in his first comments on the role.
Chief Judge Alstergren said he hoped to work with his Family Court colleague to "look at improving situations in relation to family law in Australia, particularly in regard to the judiciary".
The Federal Circuit Court is the busiest trial court in the country.
Attorney-General George Brandis met with the two judges in Canberra on Thursday to discuss the family law system, central to which was the court structure.
"(The system should) be reformed so as to deliver justice to the Australian people that is fair, that is efficient and is as inexpensive as can possibly be made to be," Senator Brandis said.
It's the first time two new heads of jurisdiction have been appointed at the same time.
This opened up a "great opportunity for reform and necessary change", Senator Brandis said.