But you must prove your spouse was served according to the rules.
You must fill in the proof of service forms carefully, otherwise the court might order you to serve your spouse again.
The server must hand the papers directly to your spouse.
They must not leave the papers with someone other than your spouse.
This kit is available at your nearest Family Law Registry, from the court’s website at or by calling 1300 352 000.
After you file your Application for Divorce,the court will return the divorce documents stamped with a red court stamp (called a ‘seal’).
If you are asking a friend or family member to serve the documents, make sure the person is familiar with the rules of special service.
These rules can be found in the Divorce Service Kit.
You must arrange service by hand or by post on your spouse or your spouse’s lawyer.
You are not allowed to personally serve the divorce documents on your spouse.