Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia – Court filing fee increases from 1 July 2022

The fees payable to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) are changing from 1 July 2022.

The table below shows the new fees payable to the Court.

Filing fees

Application for Divorce      

$990.00

Application for Divorce – reduced fee*

$330.00

Application for Consent Orders

$180.00

Application for Decree of Nullity       

$1,405.00

Application for Decree of Nullity – reduced fee*

$465.00

Application as to Validity of Marriage, Divorce annulment

$1,405.00

Initiating Application (Parenting OR Financial, FINAL Orders only)

$385.00

Initiating Application (Parenting OR Financial, FINAL and INTERIM Orders)

$515.00

Initiating Application (Parenting AND Financial, FINAL Orders only)

$625.00

Initiating Application (Parenting AND Financial, FINAL and INTERIM Orders)

$755.00

Response to Initiating Application (FINAL)

$385.00

Notice of Appeal to Full Court           

$1,500.00

Interim Order Application / Application in a Case (Parenting AND/OR Financial)

$130.00

Issue Subpoena

$60.00

Application under the Trans Tasman Proceedings Act 2010

$130.00

Filing an Application to Register a New Zealand Judgement

$115.00

Court event fees

Setting Down for Hearing Fee (Defended Matter)

DIV 2 

$695.00

DIV 1 

$945.00

Daily Hearing Fee (For each hearing day, excluding the first day)         

DIV 2 

$695.00

DIV 1

$945.00

Conciliation Conference

$435 (DIV 2 and DIV 1)

* If you hold certain Government concession cards or you can demonstrate financial hardship, you may be eligible for reduced fees for a Divorce or 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.

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