Do you want to apply for child support?

Parent’s Guide to Child Support

Information to help parents understand the child support scheme.

Applying for child support

If you're a parent and you want to make an application for child support, you can use this form to apply. If you're a non-parent carer please use the non parent carer form to apply. You can also call us on 131 272.

At the end of this process your application will be submitted to the Department of Human Services. You can save your partially completed application. You have 7 days from the start of your application to finish and submit it. After this time you'll need to start a new application.

Once you've completed all the steps, your form will be submitted to us for review. A Customer Service Officer will contact you if you haven't provided all the relevant information.

What you may need to make an application:

  Details for you and the other party
  • contact details
  • address
  • Child Support reference number – If applicable
  • Centrelink reference number
  • Tax file number
  • annual income details
  • your bank account details
  Details for the child or children
  • name
  • date of birth
  • Centrelink reference number
  • how often you care for the children
Go to a saved application
To resume your saved application you'll need your login details, Application ID and Application Password. You'll be asked to create an Application Password as part of your online application.