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Family Law in Canberra – Changes to Family Law Court Filing Fees from 1 July 2014

By July 28, 2014July 29th, 2014No Comments

The Family Law Courts has recently published an increase to filing fees for family law matters in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. These filing fees are fixed by Federal Government Regulations.

The fees listed below are effective from 1 July 2014:

Family Court of Australia

$155 Application for consent orders
$1195 Application for declaration as to validity/nullity*
$320 Initiating application (family law)
$530 Initiating application (children & financial orders)
$320 Response to initiating application (family law)
$110 Interim application
$805 Setting down for hearing fee (defended matter)
$805 Daily hearing fee (for each hearing day, excluding the first hearing day)
$370 Conciliation conference
$55 Issue subpoena
$1270 Notice of appeal to the full court including an appeal from the Federal Circuit Court
$1270 Application for leave to appeal
$110 Application under the Trans Tasman Proceedings Act 2010
$100 Filing an application to register a New Zealand judgment

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

$845 Application for divorce
$280 Application for divorce (reduced fee)
$530 Application for children and property
$320 Application (for children or property)
$320 Response, seeking different orders sought by applicant (for children or property)
$590 Setting down fee for hearing (defended matter)
$590 Daily Hearing Fee (for each hearing day, or part of a hearing day, excluding the first hearing day)
$110 Application for interim order
$100 Filing an application to register a New Zealand judgement under the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010
$55 Issuing a subpoena
$370 Conciliation conference
Nil Child Support Application/Response

For more information on filing fees, please visit the Family Law Courts website at or contact us here at Alliance Family Law on (02) 6223 2400 if you require any assistance with your family law matter.


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