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.
If your divorce papers were served by hand, you don’t need to file these two forms Once you have completed the Proof of Service, scan the forms and upload them onto the Commonwealth Courts Portal.
For instructions on how to upload documents to the portal, see Factsheet 4 ‘How to use the Commonwealth Courts Portal (Divorce)’.
The Sheriff and professional process servers will charge a fee to serve your spouse.
They will need an address and a description or photograph of your spouse.
If you think the court may have questions for you about service, you should attend your divorce hearing.
If service is not proved, the court could delay or cancel your Application for Divorce.
If your divorce documents were served overseas, they can have the affidavit witnessed in the way affidavits are witnessed in that country.
All words must be in English or translated into English.