The fees payable in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court are changing from 1 July 2019.

The table below shows the current fees payable and the new fees from 1 July.

Family Court of Australia

FILING FEES

Current Fees

New Fees
from 1 July

Application for consent orders

$165

$165

Application for decree as to nullity

$1275

$1290

Application for decree as to nullity - reduced fee^

$425

$430

Application as to validity of Marriage, Divorce Annulment

$1275

$1290

Initiating Application (Parenting OR Financial, Final only)

$345

$350

Initiating Application (Parenting OR Financial, Final AND Interim)

$465*

$470*

Initiating application (Parenting AND Financial, Final only)

$565

$575

Initiating Application (Parenting AND Financial, Final AND Interim)

$685*

$695*

Response to initiating application (Final)

$345

$350

Interim order application/Application in a case (Parenting AND/OR Financial)

$120

$120

Notice of appeal to the full court including an appeal from the Federal Circuit Court

$1360

$1380

Application for leave to appeal

$1360

$1380

Application under the Trans Tasman Proceedings Act 2010

$120

$120

Filing an application to register a New Zealand judgment

$110

$110

Issue subpoena

$55

$55

COURT EVENT FEES

 

 

Setting down for hearing fee (defended matter) (This fee is not refundable)

$860

$870

Daily hearing fee (for each hearing day, excluding the first hearing day)

$860

$870

Conciliation conference

$395

$400

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

FILING FEES

Current Fees

New Fees
from 1 July

Application for divorce

$900

$910

Application for divorce — reduced fee^

$300

$305

Initiating Application (Parenting OR Financial, Final only)

$345

$350

Initiating Application (Parenting OR Financial, Final AND Interim)

$465*

$470*

Initiating application (Parenting AND Financial, Final only)

$565

$575

Initiating Application (Parenting AND Financial, Final AND Interim)

$685*

$695*

Response to initiating application (Final)

$345

$350

Interim order application/Application in a case (Parenting AND/OR Financial)

$120

$120

Issue subpoena

$55

$55

Application under the Trans Tasman Proceedings Act 2010

$120

$120

Filing an application to register a New Zealand judgment

$110

$110

COURT EVENT FEES

Setting down for hearing fee (defended matter) (This fee is not refundable)

$630

$640

Daily hearing fee (for each hearing day, excluding the first hearing day)

$630

$640

Conciliation conference

$395

$400

* Initiating applications that seek interim AND final orders also attract the interim order fee. Example:

  • Initiating Application (Parenting AND Financial) $575 + Interim order application $120 = Total filing fee $695
  • Initiating Application (Parenting OR Financial, Final) $350 + Interim order application $120 = Total filing fee $470

If you hold certain Government concession cards or you can demonstrate financial hardship, you may be eligible for:
^ a reduced fee for an application for divorce (both parties must be eligible if filing a joint application) or decree of nullity.

For all other applications you may be eligible for an exemption of fees. See the Guidelines for exemption of court fees at www.familycourt.gov.au and www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au

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