Supreme Court fees

Our fees and charges increase on 1 July each year. On 1 July 2022 our fees and charges were increased by 2.5% in line with Government’s indexation policy. You can contact us to find out details about specific fees, charges or prices.

Supreme Court fees in a criminal proceeding

See the Criminal Practice (Fees and Allowances) Regulation 2021 for details of these fees.

Task Fee ($)

Inspecting an exhibit other than a document under rule 56(2)

20.00

Inspecting a document or thing under rule 29(8A)(a)20.00

Searching or inspecting a court file or document under rule 57(3)

20.00

Obtaining a certified copy under rule 57(3) or (5)

73.45

Task Fee ($)

Preparing and copying appeal record book under rule 97:

First copy—each page

3.00 per page

Additional copy—each page

0.65 per page

Binding appeal record book—each book

11.65 per book

Task Fee ($)

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

First copy—each page

3.00 per page

Maximum fee for first copy

78.65

Additional copy—each page

0.65 per page

Maximum fee for additional copy

31.35

Task Fee ($)

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

If at least one applicant is a corporation

2074.00

Otherwise

1033.00

Opening, or keeping open, the Supreme Court Registry 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

573.60

Supreme Court fees in a civil proceeding

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

* $30.65 Appeal Costs Fund Fee included

Originating process

Fee ($)

Filing any claim, including a counterclaim or writ in admiralty, under the Corporations Act or the Admiralty Act 1988 (Cwlth):

 

If at least one plaintiff is a corporation

2984.65*

Otherwise

1263.65*

Filing any claim, including a counterclaim, other than a claim or counterclaim mentioned above:

 

If at least 1 plaintiff is a corporation

2104.65*

Otherwise

1063.65*

If the fee is reduced under regulation 8, 9 or 10:

If at least one plaintiff is a corporation

1033.00

Otherwise

139.90

Filing any application that is an originating process under the Corporations Act or the Admiralty Act 1988 (Cwlth):

 

If at least one applicant is a corporation

2984.65*

Otherwise

1263.65*

Filing any application, other than an application mentioned above, that is an originating process:

 

If at least one applicant is a corporation

2104.65*

Otherwise

1063.65*

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

3108.00

Otherwise

1553.00

If the fee is reduced under regulation 8, 9 or 10:

 

If at least one plaintiff is a corporation

1553.00

Otherwise

139.90

Administration of estates

Fee ($)

Filing an application for probate for letters of administration

766.80

Filing an application for resealing of a foreign grant of probate or letters of administration

766.80

Filing an application for an order to administer

766.80

Any other documents Fee ($)

Filing an application to be admitted to the legal profession

76.05

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

123.70

Issuing subpoena

Fee ($)

Issuing a subpoena at the request of a party

101.20

Setting down

Fee ($)

Setting down for hearing or trial a proceeding under the Corporations Act or the Admiralty Act 1988 (Cwlth):

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

4929.00

Otherwise

2467.00

Setting down for hearing or trial any other proceeding:

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

3454.00

Otherwise

1727.00

If the fee is reduced under regulation 8, 9 or 10:

 

If at least one plaintiff is a corporation

1727.00

Otherwise

139.90

Hearing

Fee ($)

For the hearing or trial of a proceeding under the Corporations Act or the Admiralty Act 1988 (Cwlth):

 

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

 

If at  least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

1975.00

Otherwise

980.60

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

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

3549.00

Otherwise

1635.00

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

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

7000.00

Otherwise

3287.00

For the hearing or trial of any other proceeding:

 

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

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

1381.00

Otherwise

693.40

If the fee is reduced under regulation 8, 9 or 10:

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

693.40

Otherwise

139.90

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

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

2489.00

Otherwise

1241.00

If the fee is reduced under regulation 8, 9 or 10:

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

1241.00

Otherwise

139.90

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

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

4836.00

Otherwise

2414.00

If the fee is reduced under regulation 8, 9 or 10:

 

If at least one plaintiff or appellant is a corporation

2414.00

Otherwise

139.90

Opening office

Fee ($)

Opening or keeping the registry, sheriff’s office or marshal’s office open between 4.30pm and 8.30am, or on a Saturday, Sunday or court holiday

573.60

Copies

Fee ($)

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

 

First copy—each page

3.00 per page

Maximum fee for first copy

78.65

Additional copy—each page

0.65 per page

Maximum fee for additional copy

31.35

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

74.75

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

122.50 per hour or part-hour

613.50 maximum per day

For an officer to attend the release of a ship, goods or person from arrest

53.30

Public searches

Fee ($)

Searching the records

27.25 per name or file

Retrieval from archives

27.25 per file

Accounts and assessment of costs

Fee ($)

Taking an account before the registrar

122.50 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

122.50

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

15.30

Miscellaneous

Fee ($)

Drawing an advertisement

166.30

Settling and executing a deed of transfer

166.30

Appointing a valuer for a ship, or an auctioneer or agent to sell a ship, as well as any fee payable to the valuer, auctioneer or agent

159.80

Certificate of registrar

74.75

Preparation and photocopying of documents for inclusion in appeal books:

 

First copy—each page

3.00

Additional copy—each page

0.65

Binding of appeal books—each book

11.65

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 166.30

On enforcing a warrant for possession

2.5% determined on annual rent or value, but not less than 166.30

Fees payable to enforcement officer, marshal or marshal’s 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

114.80

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

20.65

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)

4.05

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

4.05 per km

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

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

For the marshal or marshal’s officer to retain possession of a ship, with or without cargo; or of a ship’s cargo without a ship (see the Regulation for details of the fee)

Expenses of registrar, enforcement officer or marshal:

  • Each person left in possession
  • Securing and safe custody of property under   seizure
  • Board and lodging
  • Travelling expenses for each person
  • Clerical assistance at sales
  • Advertising
  • The cost of feeding livestock, or removing it   to another place
  • Necessary assistance to, or expenses incurred by, the bailiff in enforcing a warrant, e.g. hiring transport, warehouses  and yard, postage and telephone calls

19.35 per day

At the discretion of the registrar