Application in an appeal

This form is filed together with the Notice of Appeal when:

  • Seeking leave to file out of time
  • Urgency – a cover letter must also be filed setting out the circumstances of the urgency. 
  • Adduce further evidence
  • Costs if not sought immediately after the appeal.

An Affidavit – Family law and child support stating the facts relied upon in this application must also be filed.

Filing with the Court

The application and affidavit can be filed by email to the National Appeals Registry, which has four locations:


The Application in an Appeal and Affidavit must be served on any other parties within 14 days of filing by ordinary service. For more information about service and a step-by-step guide see How do I serve family law documents?.

Legal advice

To understand your legal rights and responsibilities you should obtain legal advice. A lawyer can explain how the law applies to your case and assist you to complete forms and lodge documents. The Court is unable to provide legal advice because to do so would seriously compromise its ability to impartially determine your case. There are several free services available. See Find a lawyer for more information.