Family Court of Western Australia

Fees

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

Fees from 1 July 2018

From 1 July 2018 Family Court filing and hearing fees will increase in accordance with the national biennial fee increase linked to CPI.

The new fees are indicated in the additional column added to the fee tables below and the updated fees brochure download below.

Application Fees

FORM CURRENT FEE FEE FROM 1 JULY 2018
Application for Consent Orders (Form 11) $160 $165
Application for Divorce (Form 3) $865
Reduced fee $290

$900
Reduced Fee $300

Initiating Application (Form 1)
Parenting OR Financial orders
Final orders only $330
Final AND interim orders $445
Final orders only $345
Final AND interim orders $$465
Initiating Application (Form 1)
Parenting AND Financial orders
Final orders only $545
Final AND interim orders $660
Final orders only $565
Final AND interim orders $685
Response to Initiating Application (Form 1A) $330 $345
Interim Order Application (Form 2)
Parenting and/OR Financial orders
$115 $120
Application for Nullity (Form 1) $1225
Reduced fee $410
$1275
Reduced fee $425
Application for Declaration as to validity (Form 1) $1225 $1275
Issue Subpoena (Form 14) $55 $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.

HEARING FEE TYPE

CURRENT FEE

FEE FROM 1 JULY 2018

Setting down for hearing fee (non-refundable)

Listed before a judge $825

Listed before a magistrate $605

Listed before a judge $860

Listed before a magistrate $630

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

Case listed before a judge $825

Case listed before a magistrate $605

 Case listed before a judge $860

Case listed before a magistrate $630

Conciliation Conference

$380

$395

Appeal fees

DESCRIPTION

CURRENT FEE 

FEE FROM 1 JULY 2018

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

$1360

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

$1305

$1360

Setting down for hearing – appeal from magistrates court

$825

$860 

Hearing fee for an appeal from magistrates court
(for each day excluding the first hearing day)

$825

$860

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 ($345 from 1 July 2018).

More information

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


Last updated: 27-Jun-2018

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