(1) A de facto partner
whose de facto relationship has ended may apply for an order under this
Division in relation to the relationship only if the application is made
within 2 years (the application period ) after the relationship ended.
(2) However, the court
may grant a de facto partner leave to apply after the application period if
satisfied that hardship would be caused to a de facto partner if leave were
(3) If a de facto
partner who is a party to an application under this Division has a spouse,
that person is to give that spouse notification of the application in
accordance with the rules.
[Section 205ZB inserted: No. 25 of 2002 s. 47;
amended: No. 35 of 2006 s. 72.]