The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.6 Residence


This chapter describes how the Registrar will decide whether a parent is a resident of Australia for the purposes of the child support legislation; whether a child meets the residence requirements for a child support assessment; and what tests will be used to determine if a parent is a resident of a reciprocating jurisdiction.

WA ex-nuptial cases

The information in this chapter applies to WA ex-nuptial children.

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