District Court fees

District Court fees in a criminal proceeding

See the Criminal Practice (Fees) Regulation 2010 for details of these fees.

Task Fee ($)

Inspecting an exhibit other than a document under rule 56(1)

19.50

Searching or inspecting a court file or document under rule 57(1)(b)

19.50

Obtaining a certified copy under rule 57(1)(b)

71.65

Task Fee ($)

Preparing and copying appeal record book under rule 97:

First copy—each page

2.95 per page

Additional copy—each page

0.65 per page

Binding appeal record book—each book

11.35 per book

Task Fee ($)

Copying a document other than an appeal record book, or part of it:

First copy—each page

2.95 per page

Maximum fee for first copy

76.75

Additional copy—each page

0.65 per page

Maximum fee for additional copy

30.60

Task Fee ($)

Filing an application to the District Court under rule 56A(1):

If at least one applicant is a corporation

1816.00

Otherwise

911.00

Opening, or keeping open, the registry open between 4.30pm and 8.30am, or on a Saturday, Sunday or court holiday, for the purpose of making an application or copying an exhibit under rule 56A

559.60

District Court fees in a civil proceeding

See the Uniform Civil Procedure (Fees) Regulation 2019 for details of these fees.

* $22.85 Appeal Costs Fund Fee included

Originating process

Fee ($)

Filing any claim, including a counterclaim:

 

If at least one plaintiff is a corporation

1838.85*

Otherwise

933.85*

If the fee is reduced under regulation 7, 7(a) or 7(b):

 

If at least 1 plaintiff is a corporation

911.00

Otherwise

136.50

Filing any application that is an originating process:

 

If at least one applicant is a corporation

1838.85*

Otherwise

933.85*

If the fee is reduced under regulation 10, 10(a)or 10(b):

 

If at least one applicant is a corporation

911.00

Otherwise

136.50

Filing any document initiating any appeal, including a case stated, an application for leave to appeal or a cross appeal:

 

If at least one party initiating the appeal is a corporation

2726.00

Otherwise

1361.00

If the fee is reduced under regulation 10, 10A or 10B:

 

If at least one plaintiff is a corporation

1361.00

Otherwise

136.50

Any other documents Fee ($)

Filing or receiving any document not connected with a matter on record and not otherwise provided for, including filing or receiving any document into the sheriff’s office or marshal’s office

104.10

Issuing subpoena

Fee ($)

Issuing a subpoena at the request of a party

98.70

Setting down

Fee ($)

Setting down for hearing or trial of a proceeding:

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

3032.00

Otherwise

1515.00

If the fee is reduced under regulation 10, 10A or 10B:

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

1515.00

Otherwise

136.50

For the hearing or trial of a proceeding

Fee ($)

For each day or part-day after the first day:

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

1210.00

Otherwise

605.20

If the fee is reduced under regulation 10, 10A or 10B:

 
If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

605.20

Otherwise

136.50

For each day or part-day after the fourth day:

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

2180.00

Otherwise

1093.00

If the fee is reduced under regulation 10, 10A or 10B:

 
If at  least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

1093.00

Otherwise

136.50

For each day or part-day after the ninth day:

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

4244.00

Otherwise

2118.00

If the fee is reduced under regulation 10, 10A or 10B:

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

2118.00

Otherwise

136.50

Opening office

Fee ($)

Opening or keeping the registry open between 4.30pm and 8.30am, or on a Saturday, Sunday or court holiday

559.60

Copies

Fee ($)

Copies of a record, document or exhibit filed, including reasons for judgment:

 

First copy—each page

2.95 per page

Maximum fee for first copy

76.75

Additional copy—each page

0.65 per page

Maximum fee for additional copy

30.60

Certifying a copy of a record, document or exhibit filed in the registry. See the Regulation for details of this fee

72.95

Attendance of an officer

Fee ($)

For an officer to attend:

  • with a record or document at the court or other place
  • to examine a witness or enforcement debtor away from the court building
  • a view out of the office
  • to the discharge of cargo
  • to the sale or removal of a ship or goods
  • the delivery up of a ship or goods in accordance with an inventory

119.50 per hour or part-hour

598.50 maximum per day

Public searches

Fee ($)

Searching the records

26.60 per name or file

Retrieval from archives

26.60 per file

Accounts and assessment of costs

Fee ($)

Taking an account before the registrar

119.50 per hour or part-hour

Assessment of a costs statement by an assessing registrar:

 

Under the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999, rule 708—per hour or part-hour

119.50

Other than under the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999, rule 708—for each $100 or part of $100 allowed

14.95

Miscellaneous

Fee ($)

Drawing an advertisement

162.20

Settling and executing a deed of transfer

162.20

Certificate of registrar

72.95

Poundage

Fee ($)

On enforcing a warrant or other process under or because of which an amount is received by the registrar, sheriff or enforcement creditor

2.5% of the amount received, but not less than 162.20

On enforcing a warrant for possession

2.5% determined on annual rent or value, but not less than 162.20

Fees payable to enforcement officer

Fee ($)

Service or attempted service, or enforcement or attempted enforcement, of a warrant, process or document:

 

On each person or ship served or enforced

112.00

For each additional warrant, process or document served or enforced (see Regulation for details)

20.15

Travelling fees on service or attempted service, or enforcement or attempted enforcement, of a warrant, process or document—per km or part-km from the registry one way in excess of 8km (see Regulation for details)

3.95

Taking a person to prison or detention location from place of arrest

3.95 per km

For time spent on service or enforcement (or attempts) of a warrant, process or document; or arranging or conducting an auction

35.10 per hour or part-hour (after the first hour)