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?
Published on 1 June 2021.