Family Court of Western Australia

Fees

There are fees for filing certain applications, and for some hearings.

Application Fees

Application for Consent Orders (Form 11) $160
Application for Divorce (Form 3) $865
Reduced fee $290
Initiating Application (Form 1)
Parenting OR Financial orders
Final orders only $330
Final AND interim orders $445
Initiating Application (Form 1)
Parenting AND Financial orders
Final orders only $545
Final AND interim orders $660
Response to Initiating Application (Form 1A) $330
Interim Order Application (Form 2)
Parenting and/OR Financial orders
$115
Application for Nullity (Form 1) $1225
Reduced fee $410
Application for Declaration as to validity (Form 1) $1225
Issue Subpoena (Form 14) $55

Hearing fees and setting down fees

Hearing fees can be paid online, see Payment Options for details.

There are fees for each day of a defended hearing for final orders. There are no hearing fees for procedural hearings, or hearings to prepare a case for trial.

When your case is prepared for trial and given a trial date, there is a setting down fee. This fee is for the court to allocate a trial date and begin preparing to decide your application, and includes the hearing fee for the first day of the trial. A setting down fee is not refundable, and must be paid no later than 28 days before the hearing.

Setting down for hearing fee (non-refundable)

Listed before a judge $825

Listed before a magistrate $605

Daily hearing fee – for each hearing day excluding the first hearing day.

Case listed before a judge $825

Case listed before a magistrate $605

Conciliation Conference

$380

Appeal fees

Notice of appeal to the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia from orders made by a Judge or a Family Law Magistrate (Form 20)

$1305

Application for leave to appeal to the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia (Form 21)

$1305

Setting down for hearing – appeal from magistrates court

$825

Hearing fee for an appeal from magistrates court

$825

Fee Payment

Fees can be paid at the registry.

In person, using:

  • cash
  • Mastercard, Visacard, EFTPOS debit card, or
  • cheque or postal/money order made payable to "The Family Court of WA".

By post, using:

  • Mastercard and Visacard using a credit card payment authority form, or
  • Cheque or postal/money order payable to "The Family Court of WA".

Hearing fees and setting down fees can be paid through the eService payment gateway

To pay fees online, you will need the Payment ID (PID) number from the top left of your hearing fee statement.

Fee exemption and reduction

If you hold certain Government concession cards, are receiving certain types of government support, or you can demonstrate financial hardship, you may be eligible for a fee reduction or exemption. See the fee reductions and exemptions page for details.

Amending an application

If you amend your application, and a new type of order is requested, the fee applicable will be assessed on the type of new issue added. For example, if an Initiating Application (Form 1) is made for parenting orders, and subsequently amended to include Property and Financial orders, there will be an additional filing fee of $330.

More information

If you would like any more information on court fees, read the Court Fees brochure or contact the registry.


Last updated: 16-Apr-2018

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