2 Comments Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
The father does not have to be on the birth certificate if the mother does not want him on there. (it does make it easier if he isnt). If you were to go over seas for a holiday, you dont have to have his signature on the passport and attending schools.
As for the child payments and pension, not having the father name on the birth certificate does not matter, you just tell them who it is and a contact number for him. Child support will then contact him and also the mother has to make contact with child support to arrange some sort of child support. Either way you can get payments off centrelink wheather the father is on it or not.
The father does have rights to see the child if you like it or not. If you get a residents order(custody), it means the mother has the child at her residents and the father can not take the child with out her permission, and if so you can call the police and he can be charged for taking the chid, but only if you have that order. But with the order the mother and the father has to sort out some sort of visitations and come to an agreement .
Go to legal aid and get some advice, dont leave it to late.
I hope this is some help to you.