Published: 20 June, 2023

Increase to general federal law court fees - 1 July 2023

The fees payable in the Federal Circuit and Family Court are changing from 1 July 2023.

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

Schedule

Item No.

Document or Service

Current Fee

New fee from 1 July

201

Filing a document by which a proceeding in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) seeking final orders is commenced, other than

  1. a proceeding mentioned in any of items 201A, 202, 204 to 206 and 208 to 214 or
  2. an application under the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010

 

Corporation $1,765

Any other case $735

 

Corporation $1,890

Any other case $785

201A

Filing of a document by which a proceeding is commenced in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) seeking final orders in exercise of:

  1. the Court’s jurisdiction under section 476 of the Migration Act 1958, or
  2. the Court’s jurisdiction in relation to a non-privative clause decision (within the meaning of the Migration Act 1958) under:
    1. section 44AA of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, or
    2. section 8 of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977.

(a) full fee—$3,535, or

(b) if a Registrar or an authorised officer has determined that the person may pay a reduced fee under section 2.06A—$1,765

(a) full fee—$3,785, or

(b) if a Registrar or an authorised officer has determined that the person may pay a reduced fee under section 2.06A—$1,890

202

Filing of an application under section 46PO or 46PP of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

$55

no annual increase

203

Filing a bill of costs

$285

$305

204

Filing of a document seeking interlocutory, interim or procedural orders (other than a proceeding mentioned in item 202) or an application under the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 other than an application mentioned in item 214A

Corporation $1,060

Any other case $430

Corporation $1,135

Any other case $460

205

Filing of an application to review an exercise of power by a delegate of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2), under subsection 256 (1) of the Federal Circuit and Family Court Act

Corporation $1,060

Any other case $430

Corporation $1,135

Any other case $460

206

Filing of a document by which a proceeding in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) under the Bankruptcy Act 1966 is commenced

Publicly listed company $6,195

Corporation $4,135

Public authority $4,135

Any other case $1,725

Publicly listed company $6,630

Corporation $4,425

Public authority $4,425

Any other case $1,845

207

Filing, by a person other than the applicant, of a document seeking the making of final orders different from those sought by the applicant (other than in a proceeding mentioned in item 202)

Corporation $1,765

Any other case $725

Corporation $1,890

Any other case $775

208

Filing of an application for an order for substituted service of a bankruptcy notice

Publicly listed company $695

Corporation $460

Public authority $460

Any other case $180

Publicly listed company $745

Corporation $490

Public authority $490

Any other case $195

209

Filing of an application under section 539 of the Fair Work Act 2009 in either of the following circumstances:

  1. the applicant has been dismissed from employment in alleged contravention of Part 3-1 of that Act;
  2. the applicant alleges a breach of section 351 of that Act

$77.80

$83.30

209A Filing of an application under section 539 of the Fair Work Act 2009 for orders in relation to an alleged contravention of Division 2 of Part 3- 5A of that Act $77.80 $85.00

210

Filing of an application under section 539 of the Fair Work Act 2009 if the applicant has been dismissed from employment in alleged contravention of section 772 of that Act

$77.80

$83.30

211 & 212 & 212AA & 212A

Filing an application under section 548 of the Fair Work Act 2009 if the applicant indicates that the applicant wants the small claims procedure under that Act to apply:

If the claim is less than $10,000 $265 $285
If the claim is between $10,000 and $50,000 $425 $455
If the claim is between $50,000 and $100,000 New fee $525
and the proceedings relate to one or more of the matters mentioned in paragraph 548(1B)(a) of that Act (other than a proceeding mentioned in item 212) $265 $285

213 & 214

Filing of an application under Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 if the applicant indicates the applicant wants the small claims procedure under that Act to apply:

If the claim is less than $10,000 $265 $285
If the claim is between $10,000 and $20,000 $425 $455

214A

Filing of an application to register a New Zealand judgment under the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010

$135

$145

215

Setting down for hearing for final orders of a proceeding or an issue in question in a proceeding (other than a proceeding under the Bankruptcy Act 1966 or proceeding mentioned in item 202

Corporation $2,110

Any other case $875

Corporation $2,260

Any other case $935

216

For hearing for final orders of a proceeding or an issue in question in a proceeding (other than a proceeding under the Bankruptcy Act 1966 or proceeding mentioned in item 202)-for each hearing day or part of a hearing day (other than the first hearing day)

Corporation $2,110

Any other case $875

Corporation $2,260

Any other case $935

217

For the hearing for an examination by a relevant Registrar of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) under section 50 or 81 of the Bankruptcy Act 1966-for each day or part of a day

Publicly listed company $3,190

Corporation $2,110

Public authority $2,110

Any other case $875

Publicly listed company $3,415

Corporation $2,260

Public authority $2,260

Any other case $935

218

For the hearing of an application (including a cross-claim) under subsection 104(3) of the Federal Circuit and Family Court Act-for each day or part of a day

Corporation $2,110

Any other case $875

Corporation $2,260

Any other case $935

219

On request, production of file of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) and the making of a copy or copies of a document or documents in the file (regardless of the number of documents to which the request relates:

For the production of the file $55 $60
For each page included in a copy made in accordance with the request $1 No annual increase

220

Each service or execution, or attempted service or execution, of the process of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) by an officer of the court (other than in a proceeding mentioned in item 202

No annual increase

No annual increase

221

Seizure and sale of goods by an officer of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) in the execution of the process of the court (other than in relation to a proceeding under the Admiralty Act 1988 or a proceeding mentioned in item 202)

$675

$720

222

For issuing a subpoena

Corporation $170

Any other case $85

Corporation $180

Any other case $90

223

For issuing a summons to a person, under section 50 or 81 of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 to attend examination about a debtor’s examinable affairs

Publicly listed company $855

Corporation $555

Public authority $555

Any other case $285

Publicly listed company $915

Corporation $595

Public authority $595

Any other case $305

224

Mediation by an officer of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) (other than in a proceeding mentioned in item 202) – for each attendance at the mediation

$585

$625