I need to prove we are divorced - how do I do that?
I need a divorce replacement or proof of divorce?
The divorce document you received from the court is an official and original proof of divorce. If you require proof of your divorce you will receive a document that is the same as we issued at the time your divorce was finalised. If you are a third party and require proof of divorce you will receive a divorce certificate. All divorce replacements are official and original divorce documents.
How do I get a divorce replacement or proof of divorce?
If you e-filed your application for divorce through the Commonwealth Courts Portal you can log in and print a divorce order. All divorce orders contain an electronic seal and signature. You can use this document to prove your divorce.
Search your file number
Click on "view orders" and print your divorce
If your divorce was finalised after 13 February 2010 you can register and log into the Commonwealth Courts Portal and print a divorce as shown above. You will need to know your file number and client ID. If you do not know these details please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your full name, date of birth and name of your ex-spouse so we can search our case management system and provide you with these details.
Otherwise or if you are a third party wanting proof of divorce and you are certain there was a divorce granted, you should complete the Proof of Divorce form and send with payment as advised on the form.
If you are a third party wanting proof of divorce and you are unsure whether a divorce took place, please email email@example.com and include the full name of the parties and as much information as possible including dates of birth, date of marriage etc.
Please note that when you contact the courts using email, the content of your message as it is transferred across the internet may not be secure. If you have a concern about the security of your message you are advised to post your forms. If you contact the courts using email the courts may respond by email and does not take responsibility for the security or privacy of the content of the message as it is transferred over the internet.
If the divorce was prior to 1975 you will need to contact the Supreme Court in the state or territory where the divorce was granted. The current family law system was established in 1975 and prior to this, the Supreme Court administered applications for and the granting of divorce.
How much will it cost to get proof of divorce?
There is a $30 fee which includes postage. Payment must be included with any request for proof of divorce.
Methods of payment accepted:
Post: Cheque (bank or personal) or money order made payable to "The Collector of Public Monies".
Post or email: Credit/debit card - Visa or MasterCard - you must complete and sign the Credit Card Payment form.
Post form and payment to:
National Enquiry Centre
Family Law Courts
P.O. Box 9991
PARRAMATTA NSW 2124
How long will it take to get proof of divorce?
The court will endeavour to send your proof of divorce as soon as possible once we have received your request and payment. Please allow 10 days for processing. Please take into consideration time for posting.