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Learning about child support

Information to help you decide the type of child support arrangement that’s right for your family. There’s help to calculate and apply for child support.

  1. Contact us
  2. Reviews and appeals

Objections to child support decisions

If you don’t agree with a decision we’ve made you may be able to object.

  1. Top payments
  2. Child support assessment

How to apply for a child support assessment

The easiest way to apply is online.

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.


Superannuation is a long term savings structure to help fund your retirement.

  1. Child support assessment
  2. How we work out your assessment

Basic child support formula

This formula is for parents with only one child support assessment.

Payments while outside Australia

To get your payment or concession card while outside Australia, you must continue to meet the qualification rules at all times.

What are immunisation requirements

Your child must meet immunisation requirements if you get Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A or child care fee assistance.

Granny flat interest

A granny flat interest is an agreement for accommodation for life. It can affect your eligibility or rate of payment and we may include it in your assets test.

Asset types

Assets are property or items you or your partner own in full or part, or have an interest in. They can affect your payment.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2021.