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Child support forms and guides

Title and summary Number

Acknowledgment of paternity

Form to complete to acknowledge to us that you are the father of a child, if no other proof exists.

IR106

Application for an administrative review

An application to have the amount of formula-assessed child support you pay or receive reviewed under one or more of ten qualifying grounds.

IR470

Application for an exemption review

An application for a review if the liable parent you receive child support from has been granted an exemption from making child support payments.

IR472

Application to assess child support

Parents of qualifying children can apply for a formula assessment of child support. If you're a parent living in Australia, you must apply for child support through the Australian Department of Human Services (DHS).

IR101

Application to assess child support by a non-parent carer

As a non-parent carer you can apply for a formula assessment of child support if you have a child in your care for at least 35% of the time.

IR954

Authorisation not to collect child support or domestic maintenance

Form to use if you're entitled to receive child support or domestic maintenance payments but you don't want us to collect payments from the liable parent.

IR129

Cancellation of child support income estimation

Complete this form if you want to cancel the estimate of your taxable income for your child support assessment. You can also complete this form online.

IR111

Cancelling domestic maintenance

Use this form if you want to stop receiving domestic maintenance under a court order or voluntary agreement.

IR112

Cancelling your child support

Complete this form if you want to stop receiving child support under a formula assessment, voluntary agreement or court order.

IR107

Change of circumstances

If you have any new or updated information for us about a change in your child support circumstances you need to complete the IR116 form. You can also complete this online.

IR116

Child support - estimating your income

Information for liable parents and receiving carers on how you can estimate your income.

IR151

Child support - hospital patients

This guide sets out the child support responsibilities of liable parents who are long-term hospital patients.

IR148

Child support - non-parent carers

This factsheet provides general information for non-parent carers who care for a child at least 35% of the time.

IR1023

Child support - prisoners

This guide sets out the child support responsibilities of prison inmates.

IR154

Child support - receiving payments after your benefit stops

This factsheet provides information about child support for receiving carers returning to work after receiving a sole parent benefit.

IR167

Child support - repayment of debt

Use this form to work out how much you can pay towards your child support debt (if you're a liable parent) or your overpayment (if you're a receiving carer).

IR130

Child support - voluntary agreements

This factsheet provides information about voluntary agreements for child support. It explains who can have a voluntary agreement and what information we need.

IR157

Child support liable parents who live in Australia

This factsheet provides information for liable parents paying child support and live in Australia.

IR158

Child support payment slip

A slip to attach to manual (cheque) child support payments you make to us.

IR131

Child support review - response by other party

A form for you to respond if you've been notified by us that the liable parent or receiving carer has applied for a review of formula-assessed child support.

IR471

Child support review - statement of financial position

Use this form to provide information about your financial position if you are having a child support review. Completing this form will help the review officer to determine how any change to the child support assessment would affect each party. Completing this form is optional. Information you provide will be passed on to the other party to the review.

IR178

Estimate of income for child support assessment - 2016

Use this form to estimate your current taxable income for child support assessment for the 2016 year (1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016). You can also complete this online.

IR104

Ground 5 - high cost of contact worksheet

This is a supplementary form to the Application for an administrative review (IR470) when the high cost of access is one of the grounds for your application.

IR470A

Helping you to understand child support

This guide provides all the information required for liable parents and receiving carers when they begin paying or receiving child support.

IR100

Helping you to understand child support and the Family Court

This guide sets out your options on how and where to apply if you disagree with any decision made by us.

IR174

Helping you to understand child support reviews

A general guide to help you with administrative, exemption and Commissioner reviews of child support assessments. This guide also includes the forms you'll need to apply and/or respond with.

IR175

Helping you to understand recognised care

This guide is for people who currently share or intend to share the care of children. It explains how recognised care will affect child support payments.

IR156

Notice of objection - child support

You can use this form to show grounds for any objections about child support. Either party can object to a decision or assessment.

IR119

Payment waivers

Use this form if you're a non-parent carer and you don't want to receive child support payments from one of the liable parents. We call this a "waiver". You can also use this form if you want to cancel a waiver.

IR959

Persons under 16 years exemption - application

If you're a liable person under 16 years old (or have recently turned 16) and want an exemption from paying child support, you may be able to use this form.

IR105A

Prisoner and hospital patient exemption - application

If you're a prison inmate or hospital patient you can apply for an exemption from paying child support or domestic maintenance.

IR105

Recognised care questionnaire 2016

Questionnaire to use so we can determine whether care of the child(ren) meets the recognised care criteria for a 365 day period. This information is helpful if you and the other carer(s) disagree about the level of care provided. For use in the 2016 assessment year.

IR120

Registration of a court order for child support

Use this form to register a court order for the payment of child support.

IR958

Registration of domestic maintenance

Use this form to register a voluntary agreement or court order for the payment of domestic maintenance.

IR962

Registration of voluntary agreement for child support

Use this form to register a voluntary agreement for the payment of child support.

IR102

Request for parent information

Use this form if you are required to pay child support.

IR103

Victim of sex offence exemption from child support payments - application

If you're a liable parent and want an exemption from paying child support on the grounds you were the victim of a sex offence, you may be able to use this form.

IR105B

What is child support?

This factsheet provides an overview of the child support scheme with general information for both the liable parent and the receiving carer.

IR198

Child support changes (Tongan)

This factsheet gives a brief overview of the child support changes in Tongan. It will help you work out how the changes may affect you.

IR940

Child support changes (English)

This factsheet gives a brief overview of the child support changes. It will help you work out how the changes may affect you.

IR938

Child support changes (Korean)

This factsheet gives a brief overview of the child support changes in Korean. It will help you work out how the changes may affect you.

IR945

Child support changes (Samoan)

This factsheet gives a brief overview of the child support changes in Samoan. It will help you work out how the changes may affect you.

IR941

Child support changes (Simplified Chinese)

This factsheet gives a brief overview of the child support changes in Simplified Chinese. It will help you work out how the changes may affect you.

IR946

Child support changes (Māori)

This factsheet gives a brief overview of the child support changes in Māori. It will help you work out how the changes may affect you.

IR942