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 This form replaces and consolidates the Notice of Risk in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Notice of Child Abuse, Family Violence or Risk of Family Violence in the Family Court of Australia. 

When is this form used?

This is a mandatory form that must be filed with any Initiating Application or Response or Application for Consent Orders seeking parenting orders or by anyone making new allegations of child abuse or family violence in parenting proceedings AFTER filing an Initiating Application or Response on or after 31 October 2020, in the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

It is also the prescribed notice when allegations for the purposes of subsections 67Z or 67ZBA of the Family Law Act 1975  are raised on or after 31 October 2020.  If you answer ‘YES’ to question 6 and/or 13e, the registry manager must provide a copy of this form to the relevant child welfare authority, together with any other court documents and information as is required to enable investigation of the contents of the form.

See Rule 22A.02 of the Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001 

An Application or Response will not be accepted for filing without the Notice

How to complete the form

  • The easiest way to complete this form is to type directly in the Word document or PDF version  and e-sign, or print, sign and then scan, ready to eFile with your other documents using the Commonwealth Court Portal, www.comcourts.gov.au 
  • If you complete this form by hand, you must print it out and complete it by hand printing in pen. If you need more space for your answers in parts H, I, J, K or L, attach an extra page.
  • Your responses should be limited to 350 words per section.
  • If you have any orders, agreements, injunctions or undertakings from other courts (at questions 12 and /or 18) they should be attached to your Initiating Application, Response, Application for Consent Orders or affidavit as appropriate.
  • Once you complete this form, you should read it carefully. When you are satisfied that the information provided is accurate, you must sign the Statement of Truth on page 1.

How to file the form

  • This form should be eFiled (along with your other documents) using the Commonwealth Courts Portal, www.comcourts.gov.au . There are step-by-step guides about using the Portal and how to eFile available at www.familycourt.gov.au/howdoi-ccp and www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au/howdoi-ccp
  • Once the form is filed and sealed with the Court’s stamp, you must print enough sealed copies for each of the following persons to be served and for you to keep a copy for your own records:
    • each party to the proceedings;
    • the Independent Children’s Lawyer (ICL), if one has been appointed; and
    • if the person named in questions 7 or 14 is not a party to the proceedings, you must also serve that person with a copy of the form once it is filed and sealed.
Service is by ordinary service (see rule 7.12 of the Family Law Rules 2004  and rule 6.11 of the Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001 ). Information about service is available at
www.familycourt.gov.au/howdoi-service and www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au/howdoi-service

General information

Under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) ('the Act'), the Courts have a mandatory obligation to report certain information to child welfare authorities which includes:

  • allegations of child abuse or a risk of child abuse (section 67Z of the Act); and
  • allegations of family violence or a risk of family violence that amount to abuse of a child (section 67ZBA of the Act).

This form is the way to ensure families and their child/ren receive appropriate and targeted early intervention and assistance. Allegations of child abuse are recorded in this form and then reported to child welfare authorities. It also fulfils the Courts’ responsibilities under section 69ZQ(1)(aa) of the Act to ask each party to the proceedings:

  • whether they consider that the child/ren concerned have been, or are at risk of being, subjected to, or exposed to, abuse, neglect or family violence; and
  • whether they consider that they themselves, or another party to the proceedings, have been, or are at risk of being, subjected to family violence.

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