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Divorce Order

A Divorce Order is sometimes called a Divorce Certificate. 

After the Judge or Registrar has heard from you and your spouse, they will decide whether to grant a divorce. 

If a Divorce Order is made, your divorce will be finalised one month and one day after the hearing, unless there are special circumstances. 

When the Divorce Order is made, you legal status will change from a married person to a single person.

This section covers:


    When a Divorce Order will be made

    A Divorce Order will be made if the Court is satisfied that:

    • you and your spouse are married 
    • your marriage has irretrievably broken down
    • you and your spouse were separated for at least 12 months when the Application for Divorce was filed
    • the Application for Divorce was correctly served on your spouse
    • you and your spouse have made appropriate arrangements for the care of your children, if relevant.  

    If the Court is not satisfied that all of the above criteria have been met, it will not grant you a divorce.  

    Getting a copy of a Divorce Order

    Divorces finalised after 13 February 2010

    Divorce Orders made after 13 February 2010 are digital orders with an electronic seal and signature. This is the only form of Order provided by the Court.

    Once your divorce has been granted and finalised, you can download and print a copy of the Divorce Order from the Commonwealth Courts Portal

    You don’t have to pay a fee to print the Divorce Order. 

    You can ask to be notified when the Divorce Order has been uploaded to the portal. To do this:

    1. log on to the Commonwealth Courts Portal.
    2. go to ‘Available Files’.
    3. open your file. 
    4. scroll down to ‘Existing Applications’. 
    5. click on the ‘+’ symbol next to your application. 
    6. select ‘Notify me by email of activity on this application’. 

    If you don’t have access to the Commonwealth Courts Portal, you may be able to ask the Court registry to print out a copy of the Divorce Order for you or you may have to complete a form and send it to the National Enquiry Centre. You will have to pay a fee. 

    You can get a copy of the Request for record of divorce form from the Federal Circuit Court of Australia website.

    You should make a note on the form that you can’t access the Portal. The Orders will be posted to you.

    Divorces finalised before 13 February 2010

    If your divorce was finalised before 13 February 2010, you must complete the online form Request Proof of Divorce from the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and pay a fee. 

    You can’t apply for a reduced fee. 

    Divorces granted before 1976

    If your divorce was finalised before 1976, you must contact the Supreme Court in the state or territory where your divorce was granted.  You may have to pay a fee for a copy of the Order.

    For more information about how to get a copy of your Divorce Order, see How do I prove I am divorced? on the Federal Circuit Court of Australia website. 

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