Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 1 March 2020 to date (accessed 7 June 2020 at 20:14)
40   Report on child for intercountry adoption
(1)  A child who is resident or domiciled in the State is not to be adopted in a place outside Australia unless the Secretary has—
(a)  determined that the consent necessary for the adoption has been given in accordance with this Act (or dispensed with), and
(b)  determined that a suitable family to adopt or otherwise care for the child cannot be found in Australia, and
(c)  if satisfied that the child should be adopted outside Australia, prepared a report to that effect.
(2)  The report is to include information about the child’s identity, adaptability, background, social environment, family history, medical history of the child and the child’s family and any special needs of the child and is to indicate that the consents required under this Act have been obtained.
 Under Article 16 of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption the report prepared under this section will be transmitted by the Secretary to the appropriate authority in the place outside Australia.