New court order

Notify us within 14 days of a court order being made about child maintenance. This includes orders made by consent, and any amendments to earlier orders.

You can apply to a court for a child maintenance order if you're:

  • the parent of the child, including an adoptive parent
  • the child in your own right and do not have a registered child support case with us
  • the grandparent of the child
  • any other person concerned with the care, welfare or development of the child.

You can apply to a court for a child maintenance order for a child who is being cared for under child welfare law in certain states and territories in Australia if you're:

  • a parent who has daily care of the child, including an adoptive parent
  • the child in your own right and do not have a registered child support case with us
  • a relative who has daily care of the child
  • a child welfare officer of a state or territory.

To apply for a child maintenance order, contact the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or visit the Family Court of Australia.

Page last updated: 21 November 2019