Child support payment types

When you’ve decided what your child support arrangement will be, you’ll need to choose how to transfer payments.

There are 3 different ways to pay or receive child support:

Compare these different collection options.

We can decide that child support payments will be Private Collect in some circumstances.

You can also change your collection option, using any of the following:

Read about how to apply for a child support assessment.

There’s also help for non-parent carers.

Child support and Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A

Child support payments and FTB Part A link closely. How you transfer your child support payments, either privately or through us, can impact your FTB.

If you self-manage, you can only get the base rate of FTB Part A.

Page last updated: 5 April 2022