Individuals

Centrelink online accounts and Express Plus Centrelink mobile apps are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Child Support online accounts and Express Plus Child Support mobile apps are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Business
Individuals

Centrelink online accounts and Express Plus Centrelink mobile apps are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Child Support online accounts and Express Plus Child Support mobile apps are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Business
Child support assessment

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: 12 May 2018