Your options and obligations for a Child support assessment.
In this section
Choose a collection option
The person who will receive child support can choose how the paying parent pays them.
This is where you and the other parent make and receive payments directly between you. It’s for parents who don’t need much help from us to agree on a plan.
Child Support Collect
This is where we collect and transfer child support payments for you.
Self employed parents
If you're self employed and pay child support through us, you can use most payment methods.
Changes of circumstances that affect your child support
We need to know about changes that could affect your child support.
Changing your assessment in special circumstances
We can change your child support if we’re satisfied there are special circumstances and the change would be fair to both parents and the child.
Child support and military deployment
When you leave Australia on military deployment you need to tell us your new details. This is so we can make sure your child support is still accurate.
Child support if you go to prison
You must tell us if you go to prison. This is so we can make sure your child support is accurate.
While living outside Australia
In some cases we can help separated parents with child support arrangements for their children when one parent lives in another country.