What does defacto mean?

According to Services Australia, a de facto relationship is where you and your partner meet all of these conditions: 

  • you’re in a relationship similar to a married couple 

  • you’re not married or in a registered relationship 

  • you're over the age of consent in the state or territory you live in 

  • you're not in a prohibited relationship under section 4(12) and section 4(13) of the Social Security Act 1991