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Advance payment

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.

  1. Help for myGov, online accounts and mobile apps
  2. Child Support online help guides

Child Support online account help - Advise of extraordinary payment

Instructions on how to tell us when an extraordinary payment was made using your Child Support online account.

  1. Child support assessment
  2. How to manage your assessment

Child support assessment while living outside Australia

In some cases we can help separated parents with child support arrangements for their children when one parent lives in another country.

  1. Separated parents
  2. Most useful information

Request to change payment collection method form (CS1979)

Use this form if you are the receiving parent and you already have a registered Child Support case with us and you want to change your collection method.

  1. Top payments
  2. Child support assessment

How to apply for a child support assessment

The easiest way to apply is online.

  1. Separated parents
  2. Most useful information

Application to change your assessment - special circumstances form (CS1970)

Use this form to apply for a review of an active child support assessment due to your special circumstances.

  1. Child support assessment
  2. How to manage your assessment

Child Support Overpayments

Find out about child support overpayments and how to manage them.

  1. Separated parents
  2. Most useful information

International application for an Australian child support assessment form (CS1665)

Use this form to apply for an Australian child support assessment if you’re living outside Australia, excluding New Zealand.

  1. Separated parents
  2. Most useful information

Application to add a child to an existing child support assessment form (CS065)

Use this form to add new children to an existing child support case.

  1. Separated parents
  2. Managing child support

What to do at tax time if you pay or receive child support

You may need to lodge a tax return if you pay or receive child support. Find out how tax time affects child support.

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