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Family Law Court of Australia – Application for Consent Orders

An extended grace period has been in place for filing applications for consent orders, due to changes required to the form as a result of the Family Law Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Rules 2018 and Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2018.

The grace period finished on 31 March 2019.

IF YOU USE ‘UNGUIDED’ EFILING OR FILE AT A COURT REGISTRY

  • If you eFile an Application for Consent Orders using the ‘unguided’ method, you MUST use the most recent version of the form.
  • If you paper file an Application for Consent Orders at a court registry, you MUST use the most recent version of the form.

Information about eFiling and the ‘unguided’ process is available at www.familycourt.gov.au/dcp and details on how to apply for consent orders are available on the website at www.familycourt.gov.au/howdoi

The Court recommends eFiling using the ‘unguided’ process.

IF YOU USE ‘GUIDED’ EFILING

Work is still underway to finalise IT systems changes to the ‘guided’ form.

  • If you eFile an Application for Consent Orders using the ‘guided’ method, an extended grace period will apply until 31 May 2019.