Events that end your child support assessment

A child support assessment will continue until a change occurs that ends your assessment. This is called a terminating event.

Your child support assessment will end for a child when:

  • the child turns 18, unless your child is still in secondary education and we accept an application to extend your child support
  • the child marries or starts to live in a de facto or marriage like relationship
  • the child is adopted
  • the child or a parent included in the child support assessment dies
  • the child enters the care of a person under a child welfare law of South Australia or Western Australia
  • both parents have less than 35% care of the child and there is no non parent carer entitled to child support for the child
  • the parent entitled to child support for the child applies to end the child support liability and the application is accepted
  • we accept a binding child support agreement that ends the child support liability for the child
  • the parents have been reconciled for 6 months or more
  • the child is no longer present in Australia, is no longer an Australian resident or citizen, and the person entitled to receive child support isn't a resident of a reciprocating jurisdiction that is not an excluded jurisdiction
  • the parent who pays child support is no longer an Australian resident or a resident of a reciprocating jurisdiction that is not an excluded jurisdiction
  • both parents cease to be residents of Australia
  • a subsequent child support liability, such as an overseas child support liability, is registered for the same parents and child, or
  • we’re given written notice that the person entitled to receive child support has become a resident of New Zealand

Page last updated: 12 December 2016

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