The fees payable to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) increased on 1 July 2023.
The table below shows the new fees payable to the Court.
Application for divorce
Application for divorce — reduced fee^
Application for consent orders
Application for decree as to nullity
Application for decree as to nullity – reduced fee^
Application as to validity of Marriage, Divorce Annulment
Initiating Application (Parenting OR Financial, Final only)
Initiating Application (Parenting OR Financial, Final AND Interim)
Initiating application (Parenting AND Financial, Final only)
Initiating Application (Parenting AND Financial, Final AND Interim)
Response to initiating application (Final)
Notice of appeal or an application for leave to appeal
Interim order application/Application in a case (Parenting AND/OR Financial)
Application under the Trans Tasman Proceedings Act 2010
Court event fees
Filing an application to register a New Zealand judgment
Setting down for hearing fee (defended matter) (This fee is not refundable)
$745 (Div 2)
Daily hearing fee (for each hearing day, excluding the first hearing day)
$745 (Div 2)
* If you hold certain government concession cards or you can demonstrate financial hardship, you may be eligible for reduced fees for a Divorce or a Nullity Application. For all other applications, you may be eligible for an exemption of fees.
Feel free to call us with any queries regarding these increases.