The child support scheme aims to ensure that children receive an appropriate level of financial support from parents who are separated.
Child Support Info Service telephone number: 131 272
For information on child support see Parent's Guide to Child Support.
To find the phone number for a specific Centrelink child support service see here.
To get legal advice about obtaining child support:
In Victoria contact the Child Support Legal Service provided by Legal Aid Victoria; Phone: 1300 792 387
In NSW contact the Child Support Service run by Legal Aid NSW; Phone: 1300 888 529. To make an appointment call 02 9633 9916 (Sydney) or 1800 451 784 (regional)
In Queensland contact Legal Aid Queensland; Phone: 1300 651 188
In Tasmania contact Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania; Phone: 1300 366 611
In South Australia contact the Child Support Help Line at the Legal Services Commission of SA; Phone: (08) 8111 5576 or 1300 366 424 for country callers
In Western Australia contact Legal Aid WA; Phone: 1300 650 579
In the Northern Territory contact NT Legal Aid Commission; Phone 1800 019 343
In the ACT contact Legal Aid ACT; Phone: 1300 654 314