Applying

Once you’ve read about a limited child support agreement, learn how to create one with the other parent.

The next steps are to:

  • decide if you'll negotiate a limited child support agreement with the other parent
  • use the Child Support Agreement form or draft your terms separately
  • submit your agreement and any supporting documents
  • apply for acceptance of the agreement either in writing or over the phone.

Making a limited child support agreement

You can use the Child Support Agreement form to record your agreement or you can record it in a separate document. The agreement can outline child support payments of cash and non-cash items, such as school fees and health insurance.

Parents can sign the same child support agreement, or each sign separate identical copies, but the agreement must be signed by both parents.

Read more about limited child support agreements.

It’s good to remember that you can also seek legal advice when making a limited child support agreement, although it isn’t a requirement.

Submit your application

You must have a child support assessment before applying for a limited child support agreement to be accepted.

You can use the Child Support Agreement form to apply for your agreement to be accepted.

You can also phone the department and ask for your agreement to be accepted.

Send a copy of your agreement:

  • online: scan the agreement. Go to myGov to access your Child Support online account and submit by selecting Upload documents from the Quick links menu.
  • by fax: 1300 309 949
  • by post:
    Department of Human Services
    Child Support
    GPO Box 9815
    Melbourne VIC 3001

Application outcome

We'll inform you and the other parent of the outcome of your application.

You may be able to object if you don't agree with a decision we make. Read more about objections to child support decisions.

Page last updated: 15 August 2019

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