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 2021

Application Fees

FORM FEES FROM 1 JULY 2021
Application for Consent Orders (Form 11) $170
Application for Divorce (Form 3)

$940
Reduced Fee $310

Initiating Application (Form 1) - Final Orders Only
Parenting OR Financial orders
$365

Initiating Application (Form 1) - Final AND Interim Orders
Parenting OR Financial orders
$490
Initiating Application (Form 1) - Final Orders Only
Parenting AND Financial orders
$595

Initiating Application (Form 1) - Final AND Interim Orders
Parenting AND Financial orders
$720
Response to Initiating Application (Form 1A) $365

Response to Initiating Application (Form 1A) AND
If introducing Interim Orders Sought - when not sought by the Applicant

$490
Interim Order Application (Form 2)
Parenting and/OR Financial orders
$125
Application for Nullity (Form 1) $1335
Reduced Fee $445
Application for Declaration as to validity (Form 1) $1335
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 2021

Setting down for hearing fee (non-refundable)

Listed before a judge $900

Listed before a magistrate $660

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

Listed before a judge $900

Listed before a magistrate $660

Conciliation Conference

$415

Appeal fees

DESCRIPTION

FEES FROM 1 JULY 2021

Setting down fee for notice of appeal from a Magistrates Court

$900

Hearing fee for an appeal from a Magistrates Court (for each day excluding the first day)

$900 per day or part thereof

Form 20 - Notice of appeal to the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia from orders made by a Judge or a Family Law Magistrate
(unless the below fee has been paid)

$1425

Form 20 - Application for leave to appeal to the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia

$1425

Form 20 - Application for leave to appeal under section 211 of the Family Court Act 1997 from an interlocutory order of a Family Law Magistrate

$1425

 

Fee Payment Methods

Online at the eCourts Portal of Western Australia when efiling your application, using:

By post or when using the Registry drop box, using:

Hearing fees and setting down fees can be paid by VISA or Mastercard credit/debit card through the eCourts Portal Invoice Payment page. 

To pay hearing fees online, you will need the hearing fee invoice and invoice number.

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 your original Initiating Application (Form 1) only sought parenting orders, or only sought financial orders, and you subsequently amend the Initiating Application to include both parenting and financial orders, there will be an additional filing fee of $230 for the amended application.

More information

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


Last updated: 24-Aug-2021

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