Fees

There are fees for filing certain applications, and for some hearings.  Filing fees must be paid before the application is filed and are non-refundable.

Fees from 1 July 2020

Application Fees

FORM FEES FROM 1 JULY 2020
Application for Consent Orders (Form 11) $170
Application for Divorce (Form 3)

$930
Reduced Fee $310

Initiating Application (Form 1)
Parenting OR Financial orders
Final orders only $360
Final AND interim orders $485
Initiating Application (Form 1)
Parenting AND Financial orders
Final orders only $590
Final AND interim orders $715
Response to Initiating Application (Form 1A) $360
Interim Order Application (Form 2)
Parenting and/OR Financial orders
$125
Application for Nullity (Form 1) $1320
Reduce fee $440
Application for Declaration as to validity (Form 1) $1320
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.

HEARING FEE TYPE

FEES FROM 1 JULY 2020

Setting down for hearing fee (non-refundable)

Listed before a judge $890

Listed before a magistrate $655

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

Listed before a judge $890

Listed before a magistrate $655

Conciliation Conference

$410

Appeal fees

DESCRIPTION

FEES FROM 1 JULY 2020

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)

$1410

Application for leave to appeal to the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia

$1410

Setting down for hearing – appeal from magistrates court

$890

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

$890

Application for leave to appeal under section 211 of the Family Court Act 1997 from an interlocutory order of a Magistrates Court

$890

Fee Payment

Fees can be paid:

Online at the Commonwealth Courts Portal when efiling your application, using:

In person at the Registry, using:

By post, using:

Hearing fees and setting down fees can be paid by VISA or Mastercard credit/debit card through the eService payment gateway

To pay hearing 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 $360.

More information

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


Last updated: 1-Jul-2020

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