The fees payable in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court are changing from 1 July 2020.

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

$170

Application for decree as to nullity

$1290

$1320

Application for decree as to nullity - reduced fee^

$430

$440

Application as to validity of Marriage, Divorce Annulment

$1290

$1320

Initiating Application (Parenting OR Financial, Final only)

$350

$360

Initiating Application (Parenting OR Financial, Final AND Interim)

$470*

$485*

Initiating application (Parenting AND Financial, Final only)

$575

$590

Initiating Application (Parenting AND Financial, Final AND Interim)

$695*

$715*

Response to initiating application (Final)

$350

$360

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

$120

$125

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

$1380

$1410

Application for leave to appeal

$1380

$1410

Application under the Trans Tasman Proceedings Act 2010

$120

$125

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)

$870

$890

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

$870

$890

Conciliation conference

$400

$410

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

FILING FEES

Current Fees

New Fees
from 1 July

Application for divorce

$910

$930

Application for divorce — reduced fee^

$305

$310

Initiating Application (Parenting OR Financial, Final only)

$350

$360

Initiating Application (Parenting OR Financial, Final AND Interim)

$470*

$485*

Initiating application (Parenting AND Financial, Final only)

$575

$590

Initiating Application (Parenting AND Financial, Final AND Interim)

$695*

$715*

Response to initiating application (Final)

$350

$360

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

$120

$125

Issue subpoena

$55

$55

Application under the Trans Tasman Proceedings Act 2010

$120

$125

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)

$640

$655

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

$640

$655

Conciliation conference

$400

$410

* 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 $715
  • Initiating Application (Parenting OR Financial, Final) $350 + Interim order application $120 = Total filing fee $485

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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