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An easy way to apply for a review is online

You can also apply by:

Check our contact details to lodge an application at one of our registries, or send the application by post, email or fax.

We have a video guide which explains more about how to apply for a review.

What information do I need to give?

If you write a letter or email, be sure to include:

  • your name, postal address, telephone number and email address
  • the date you received the decision
  • a copy of the decision
  • brief reasons why you think the decision is wrong.

If you cannot send us a copy of the decision, then include:

  • the name of the department that made the decision
  • a brief description of the decision
  • the date the decision was made.

If there is a current family violence order against the other parent, include a copy of the order with your application.

Can I apply on behalf of someone else?

We can only accept an application made on behalf of someone else if you are:

  • the person's lawyer
  • holding a power of attorney for the person authorising the commencement of legal proceedings
  • the person's appointed guardian
  • the executor or administrator of the person's deceased estate.

Look at the Child Support Review Directions for more information.