Child support care percentage estimator

The care estimator is a tool that calculates your care percentage.

We use this figure when we decide:

  • who pays child support
  • how much you pay or receive

Read about the assessment formula.

How it works

Open the care estimator then:

  • enter the Care period start date - this starts on the day the care changed and usually ends 12 months later
  • choose:
    • select recurring care – the nights the child lived with you every week, or
    • manually select care dates – single nights the child lived with you
  • in the Total care estimate box, select Calculate
  • the box will show your:
    • total nights of care
    • care percentage
    • care level

Page last updated: 18 October 2017