Family Court of Western Australia

How to eLodge an Amended Initiating Application

If you seek to change or submit additional orders sought to your original Form 1 Initiating Application, you may seek to file an Amended Application. You may require leave of the Court to file an Amended Application.

An amended application must be prepared in accordance with Rule 11.12 of the Family Law Rules 2004.

You must prepare your Amended Application in the exact same manner as your original Form 1 Initiating Application. Any amendments may be made by placing a line though the text to be changed and underlining the new text or using a difference type face to indicate the new text.

Your application must be clearly marked "Amended" on the first page.

First page of amended application

The orders sought in this example are strictly an example only and chosen to demonstrate the purpose of drafting an amended application only.


Example of amended orders sought

Original Application – PART 2 Orders Sought

Original orders sought example

Amended Application - PART 2 Orders Sought

Amended orders sought example

Uploading your amended application to the Portal

Search for your file in the search icon at the top of the page or click on the available files tab.

Search for your file

Click onto your file to open up the list of existing applications. Then click onto the Final orders Application.

Select the final orders application

Select Add Document.

Select Add Document

Confirm your e-Filing Obligations to proceed to the next step.

Confirm your e-Filing obligations

Under Document Type, select Amended Application and choose the filing party.

Select Amended Application and choose party

You will then need to use the Browse button to locate your saved amended application from your computer system. The document must be saved as a pdf file. Once you have completed this step, you can proceed to click on the Upload button.

Browse to your document and then upload

You will then receive confirmation that your upload was successful. A transaction receipt will produce for you to retain for your records.

Confirmation of upload

Last updated: 11-Sep-2020

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