The Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia have been working towards completely electronic payments for some time.

After the successful introduction of cashless registries in July 2015, the next step is phasing out cheque (and money order) payments.

From 1 March 2017 the courts will no longer accept cheque payments.

Better ways to pay

There are a number of ways you can make payments to the courts.

  • Filing fees can be paid online via credit/debit card (Visa and Mastercard) when efiling at www.comcourts.gov.au

  • Lawyers and law firms can set up a direct debit account for the Commonwealth Courts Portal (www.comcourts.gov.au) by completing the direct debit request form

  • Court event fees can be paid online via credit/debit card (Visa and Mastercard) at  www.eservices.comcourts.gov.au using the secure online payment system (once you have received a statement with your PID number)

  • Payment for all fees can be made in registries via eftpos (CHQ or SAV), credit/debit card (Visa and Mastercard) or by mail using credit/debit card (Visa and Mastercard) by completing the credit card payment form.

  • Payment for all fees can be made in registries via eftpos (CHQ or SAV), credit/debit card (Visa and Mastercard) or by mail using credit/debit card (Visa and Mastercard) by completing the credit card payment form.

NOTE: CHQ and SAV options are only available via eftpos in person.

See: Making payments to the court.

For more information about registering for the Portal see How do I register for the Commonwealth Courts Portal?

See: Making payments to the court.

For more information about registering for the Portal see How do I register for the Commonwealth Courts Portal?