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Application for Divorce Kit

This kit provides the steps in applying for and obtaining a divorce and the application for divorce form. This kit is available in different formats so you or your lawyer, if you have one, can choose the most appropriate one for you.

Applications for Divorce are to be filed in the Federal Circuit Court and must be set out on one side only (single sided) of size A4 durable white paper of good quality. (Rule 2.01 of the Federal Circuit Court Rules).

Fees - There is a filing fee for an Application for Divorce. The fee must be paid at filing. Cheques or Money Orders should be made out to "Family Court and Federal Circuit Court" Credit Card payments by visa or mastercard in person or by mail (please complete a credit card payment form) In some cases a reduced fee may apply; for example if you hold certain government concession cards or you can demonstrate financial hardship. For more information see the Fees section.

Court attendance - see Step 7 of Part A of the Divorce Kit. You will be allocated a court date, but may not need to attend.

Outcome of hearing - see Step 8 of Part A of the Divorce Kit.

Attachment for additional children - The Application for Divorce includes details of four children. If you have more than four children, use the Attachment for additional children form which can be found on the divorce forms and kits page to provide details of additional children. Once complete, fasten this attachment to the back of the Application for Divorce.

eFiling of divorce applications now available - Applications for Divorce (and certain accompanying documents) can be electronically filed through the Commonwealth Courts Portal ( For more information see the Commonwealth Courts Portal User Guide.

Are you having trouble understanding legal words used in this form?

You can find more information about legal words used in this form in the following locations:

Legal words used in court (Family Law Courts brochure)

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