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.

1.1.P.21 Parenting plan (registered)


For the purposes of FA, the SSAct, and under Family Law Act 1975 section 63C, a registered parenting plan is a parenting plan that has been registered with the Family Law Court prior to 2004. Once registered, a parenting plan may only be changed on application to the Court.

Only parents may register a parenting plan. A registered parenting plan only includes the parents, and no other adults, as having responsibility for the care of a child.

Act reference: Family Law Act 1975 section 63C Meaning of parenting plan and related terms, section 63DB Registered parenting plans, section 63E Registration of a revocation of a registered parenting plan, section 63F Child welfare provisions of registered parenting plans, section 63G Child maintenance provisions of registered parenting plans - where not enforceable as maintenance agreements, section 63H Court's powers to set aside, discharge, vary, suspend or revive registered parenting plans

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