Family Law Factsheet No. 3: Child Support

This factsheet is to help you understand the law relating to child support.

Child Support is money paid by a parent for the support of a child. A parent or a carer of a child, such as a grandparent, can apply for child support. A parent who does not have the primary care of a child can also apply for child support.

This factsheet answers questions including:

  • Should I apply for child support?
  • Where do I apply?
  • How is child support calculated?
  • How is child support collected?

And more...

Published on 1 June 2021.