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What is a recovery order?

Information to explain what a recovery order is.

A recovery order is a court order directing someone of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to take all appropriate action to find, recover and deliver a child.

The court can order that the child be deliverd to:

  • a parent of the child
  • a person with whom the child is to live under a parenting order
  • a person whith whom the child is to spend time with under a parenting order
  • a person who has parental responsibility for the child.

See s. 67Q—Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).

More information


Family Law Act 1975

  • s. 67Q—meaning of recovery order

See Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).