Your options and obligations for a child support assessment.
In this section
Compare your child support collection options
You can choose between 3 ways to receive or pay child support.
Self employed parents
If you're self employed and pay child support through us, you can use most payment methods.
Change of circumstances
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.
Disputed care interim periods
An interim period may apply if care is disputed. This when parents stop following a written care agreement and disagree with that change.
Child support when your child turns 18
Normally child support stops when the child turns 18. If your child is in secondary education you can apply to extend it to the end of the school year.
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.