NOTE: You cannot file this form on the Commonwealth Courts Portal. To eFile you must email the form to the relevant Appeal Registry (contact details are available below under the heading Where to file.).

This is a mandatory form.*

General Information

A Response to an Application in an Appeal is used by the respondent/s named in the Application in an Appeal who oppose the orders sought or are asking the Court to make other orders.

A Response to an Application in an Appeal is used by the respondent/s named in the Application in an Appeal who oppose the orders sought or are asking the Court to make other orders.

You should seek legal advice.

Where to file

The Response to an Application in an Appeal and supporting affidavit must be filed in a regional appeal registry.

The Response to an Application in an Appeal and supporting affidavit must be filed in a regional appeal registry.

The form can be filed by email, post or in person.

Contact details for the Regional Appeal Registries are as follows:

Northern Region (Brisbane)
(Appeals from Queensland, the Northern Territory and Lismore)
Cnr North Quay and Tank Street Brisbane QLD 4000
Email: northernappeals@familycourt.gov.au
Phone: (07) 3248 2322

Eastern Region (Sydney)
(Appeals from New South Wales (except Lismore) and the Australian Capital Territory)
97-99 Goulburn Street Sydney NSW 2000
Email: easternappeals@familycourt.gov.au
Phone: (02) 9217 7206 or (02) 9217 7394

Southern Region (Melbourne)
(Appeals from Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia)
305 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Email: southernappeals@familycourt.gov.au
Phone: (03) 8600 3992

Western Region (Perth)
(Appeals from the Family Court of Western Australia)
Family Court of Western Australia
150 Terrace Rd Perth WA 6000
Email: appeals.familycourt@justice.wa.gov.au
Phone: (08) 9224 8222

Copies of the form

The completed and signed original of the form is filed at the court. If you are filing physical copies of the form, you must also make sufficient copies to serve each party and a copy for your own records. If you are filing the form by email, you are not required to make copies. Once filed, a stamped copy of the document will be returned to you for service.

Filing fee

Nil

What you file with this form

You must file an affidavit with this application.

You must file an affidavit with this application.

Who you serve

Each other party to the case including the independent children's lawyer (if any).

How you serve this form

By ordinary service. The Service Kit provides instructions on how to do this.

By ordinary service. The Service Kit provides instructions on how to do this.

More information

Refer to Chapter 22 of the Family Law Rules 2004.

The brochures Appeal Procedure - Full Court and Appeal Procedures - Single Judge provide more detailed information.

In completing a Court form, you must*

Complete the form by typing or hand printing in ink.

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