If you book a holiday within Australia, you would naturally expect to take your child with you. This may very well be the case if there is no parenting agreement nor orders preventing this. However, if there is, you may be in contravention of a court order by taking your child out of the state.
When can I travel domestically with my child?
If there are no court orders or parenting agreements/plans you may travel freely with your child within Australia. However, it is generally good practice to consult with your ex – partner before you book anything to avoid conflict.
When is there an issue with me travelling with my child?
If there are orders in place stating that you may not travel outside of a certain region with your child, then you must not go against these or that may constitute a breach and the other party may file a contravention application.
Do I have to tell the other parent where I’m going?
No. Unless there are orders saying so, you don’t have to tell the other parent where you are going or where you might stay, but it’s probably a good idea to do so to avoid conflict.