This form is used by the respondent/s named in the Application in an Appeal who wishes to oppose the orders sought or asks the Court to make other orders.
You will need to file an affidavit with this form.
Filing with the Court
The response and affidavit can be filed by email to the National Appeals Registry, which has four locations:
- BRISBANE - firstname.lastname@example.org
(Appeals from Queensland, the Northern Territory and Lismore)
- SYDNEY - email@example.com
(Appeals from New South Wales (except Lismore) and the Australian Capital Territory)
- MELBOURNE - firstname.lastname@example.org
(Appeals from Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia)
- PERTH - Appeals.FamilyCourt@justice.wa.gov.au
(Appeals from the Family Court of Western Australia)
The Response to an 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?.
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.