Reciprocating jurisdictions and residency for child support
We have arrangements for child support with a number of countries. We call these reciprocating jurisdictions.
Details of your child’s care arrangements form (FA012)
Use this form to provide information about your child’s care arrangements.
Guide for newly separated parents
A list of tasks you may want to do when going through separation.
The child support assessment formula
The child support assessment formula looks at your circumstances to work out how much child support should be paid.
Update your details with us when you’re separating
It’s important to update your details with us if you get a payment. This is so we pay you the right amount.
Basic child support formula
This formula is for parents with only one child support assessment.
Fixed and minimum child support assessments
We can base some child support assessments on a fixed rate or a minimum rate.
Payment schedule and rates for people outside Australia
We’ll pay your pension differently if you live outside Australia on a permanent or long term basis.
Family Tax Benefit Part A eligibility
We pay Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A per child. The amount we pay you depends on your family’s circumstances.
You may get part of your income support payment or Family Tax Benefit (Part A) early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.