New to Child Support?

We can help you get started

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If you want to seek child support, you should consider the child support options available first. Then choose what works best for you.

If you’re a parent or non-parent carer, you can choose to:

  • manage child support yourself
  • register a child support case with us.

If you decide to manage child support yourself, you don’t need to register with us. You can work with the other person to decide all the details including:

  • how much to pay
  • when to pay
  • how to pay.

We can’t collect child support for you if you choose this option.

If this option isn’t for you, you can register a child support case with us. To do this, apply for a child support assessment with us. We’ll talk to you and the other person to work out:

  • how much to pay
  • when to pay
  • how to pay – Private Collect or Child Support Collect.

Watch our video that explains these options and how to get started.

More information

Read more about the parent’s guide to child support.

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Page last updated: 7 August 2019

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