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 form is for use by legal practitioners, unrepresented litigants should complete the Notice of child abuse, family violence or risk do it yourself kit

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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