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Family Law in Canberra – Changes to court fees with effect today

By July 13, 2015No Comments

The Family Law (Fees) Regulation 2012 has been amended by the Family Law (Fees) Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2015 to increase and introduce new fees with effect from today.  Changes include:

  • An increase in the full divorce fee in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia from $845 to $1,200 ($355 increase) and the full divorce fee in the Family Court of Australia from $1,195 to $1,200 ($5 increase);
  • An increase in the fees for consent orders from $155 to $240 ($85 increase);
  • An increase in the fees for issuing subpoenas from $55 to $125 ($70 increase);
  • An increase in all other existing family law fee categories (by an average of 11 per cent) except for the reduced divorce fee in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court; and
  • A new fee category for the filing of amended applications ($125).

To view the full list of fees please visit the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court websites.

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