The AAT can review many Child Support decisions made by the Child Support Registrar in the Department of Human Services (the Department).

First review

We can conduct a first review of the following decisions made by the Department:

  • any child support decision
  • a decision to refuse to give you more time to object to a Child Support decision.

For most Child Support decisions, we can only conduct a first review if an Objections Officer at the Department of Human Services has completed a review.

A first review is done in the Social Services & Child Support Division of the AAT.


Second review

We can conduct a second review of the following decisions made by the AAT's Social Services & Child Support Division:

  • a decision to refuse to extend the time to apply for a first review of a Child Support decision
  • a decision relating to a person's percentage of care for a child.

A second review is done in the General Division of the AAT.


Departure prohibition orders and departure authorisation certificates

We can also review a decision made by the Department about:

  • revoking or varying a departure prohibition order
  • a departure authorisation certificate.

This is also done in the General Division of the AAT.