Court Fees Payable

From 1 July 2023

Pursuant to section 2.20 of the Federal Court and Federal Circuit and Family Court Regulations 2022, from 1 July 2023 the fee prescribed for each item of Schedule 1 to those Regulations will be the amount listed below.

Note that section 2.20 excludes from the annual fee increase the fees mentioned in items 102, 103, 104 and 124 (items 103 and 104 are increased in accordance with the Fair Work Regulations 2009).

ItemDocument or serviceFederal Court fee
101Filing of a document by which a proceeding
in the Federal Court is commenced, other than: (a) a proceeding or application mentioned in item 102 to 104, 112, 113 or 115 to 115B; or (b) an appeal from a judgment of a court; or (c) an application for leave or special leave to appeal; or (d) an incidental proceeding in the course of, or in connection with, a proceeding; or (e) an application under
the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010
(a) for a corporation
$4,760
(b) in any other case
$1,635
102Filing of an application under section 46PO or 46PP of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
No annual increase
$55
103Filing of an application under section 539 of the Fair Work Act 2009 in either of the following circumstances: (a) the applicant has been dismissed from employment in alleged contravention of Part 3-1 of that Act; (b) the applicant alleges a breach of section 351 of that Act
The fee prescribed under subsection 395(2) of
the Fair Work Act 2009. Increased in accordance with the Fair Work Regulations 2009
$83.30
103AFiling of an application under section 539 of the Fair Work Act 2009 for orders in relation to an alleged contravention of Division 2 of Part 3- 5A of that Act
$85
104Filing of an application under section 539 of the Fair Work Act 2009 if the applicant has been dismissed from employment in alleged contravention of section 772 of that Act
The fee prescribed under
subsection 395(2) of
the Fair Work Act 2009. Increased in accordance with the Fair Work Regulations 2009
$83.30
105Filing of a bill of costs
$525
106Filing of an affidavit or other document originating an application for leave or special leave to appeal
(a) for a corporation
$4,750
(b) in any other case
$2,200
107Filing of a notice of appeal commencing an appeal from a judgment of a court if no fee has been paid under item 106
(a) for a corporation–an amount equal to the sum of the fees mentioned in
items 106 and 109 for a corporation
$11,895
(b) in any other case–an amount equal to the sum of the fees mentioned in items 106 and 109 for a person other than a corporation
$5,495
108Filing of a notice of appeal commencing an appeal from a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
(a) for a corporation
$11,890
(b) in any other case
$5,505
109Filing of a notice of appeal in a proceeding in
relation to which a fee has been paid under item 106
(a) for a corporation
$7,145
(b) in any other case
$3,295
110Filing of an application to review a decision of the relevant Registrar of the Federal Court under subsection 35A(5) of the Federal Court Act
(a) for a corporation
$1,935
(b) in any other case
$795
111Filing of: (a) an interlocutory application, other than an interlocutory application mentioned in another item; or (b) an application under the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010, other than an application mentioned in item 115C
(a) for a corporation
$1,455
(b) in any other case
$590
112Filing of a document by which a proceeding in the Federal Court under the Bankruptcy Act 1966 is commenced
(a) for a publicly listed
company
$6,630
(b) for a corporation
$4,425
(c) for a public authority
$4,425
(d) in any other case
$1,845
113Filing of an application for an order for substituted service of a bankruptcy notice
(a) for a publicly listed
company
$1,470
(b) for a corporation
$980
(c) for a public authority
$980
(d) in any other case
$415
114Filing of a cross-claim
(a) for a corporation
$4,760
(b) in any other case
$1,635
115Filing of an urgent application without notice, by a person (the prospective applicant) who intends to commence a proceeding, for any of the following: (a) if the proceeding relates to property-an order: (i) for the detention, custody, preservation or inspection of property; or (ii) to authorise a person to enter land, or do an act or thing, to give effect to the order; (b) if the proceeding relates to the right of the prospective applicant to an amount in a fund-an order that the amount in the fund be paid into the Federal Court or otherwise secured
(a) for a corporation
$8,335
(b) in any other case
$3,025
115AFiling of an application, including an interlocutory application, for an order:
(a) restraining a person from removing, disposing of, dealing with, or diminishing the value of, assets; or (b) for the purpose of preventing the frustration or inhibition of the Court’s process by seeking to meet a danger that a judgment or prospective judgment of the Court will be wholly or partly unsatisfied
(a) for a corporation
$8,335
(b) in any other case
$3,025
115BFiling of an application, including an interlocutory application, for an order for the purpose of securing or preserving evidence and requiring a person to permit other persons to enter premises for the purpose of securing the preservation of evidence that is, or may be, relevant to an issue in a proceeding or anticipated proceeding
(a) for a corporation
$8,335
(b) in any other case
$3,025
115CFiling of an application to register a New Zealand judgment under the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010
$145
116Setting down for hearing a proceeding (including an application, appeal, cross-claim or cross-appeal) or an issue in question in a proceeding
(a) for a corporation
$7,960
(b) in any other case
$3,270
117For the hearing of an application (including a cross-claim) under subsection 35A(5) of the Federal Court Act-for each day or part of a day
(a) for a corporation
$3,180
(b) in any other case
$1,300
118For the hearing of an application (including a cross-claim) other than: (a) an application mentioned in item 117; or (b) an issue or question in such an application; or (c) an appeal (including a cross-appeal); for the second, third and fourth days, or part of those days
(a) for a corporation
$3,180
(b) in any other case
$1,300
119For the hearing of an application (including a cross-claim) other than: (a) an application mentioned in item 117; or (b) an issue or question in such an application; or (c) an appeal (including a cross-appeal); for the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth days, or part of those days
(a) for a corporation
$5,735
(b) in any other case
$2,175
120For the hearing of an application (including a cross-claim) other than: (a) an application mentioned in item 117; or (b) an issue or question in such an application; or (c) an appeal (including a cross-appeal); for the tenth, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th days, or part of those days
(a) for a corporation
$11,300
(b) in any other case
$4,370
121For the hearing of an application (including a
 cross-claim) other than: (a) an application mentioned in item 117; or (b) an issue or question in such an application; or (c) an appeal (including a cross-appeal); for the 15th and subsequent days, or part of the 15th and subsequent days
(a) for a corporation
$16,945
(b) in any other case
$6,555
121AFor the hearing for an examination by a relevant Registrar of the Federal Court under section 50 or 81 of the Bankruptcy Act 1966-for each day or part of a day
(a) for a publicly listed
company
$4,780
(b) for a corporation
$3,180
(c) for a public authority
$3,180
(d) in any other case
$1,300
122For the hearing for an examination by a relevant Registrar of the Federal Court under Division 1 of Part 5.9 of the Corporations Act 2001-for each day or part of a day
(a) for a corporation
$3,180
(b) in any other case
$1,300
123On request, production of file of the Federal Court and the making of a copy or copies of a document or documents in the file (regardless of the number of documents to which the request relates)
(a) for the production of the file
$60
(b) for each page included in a copy made in accordance with the
request
$1
124For each service or execution, or attempted service or execution, of process of the Federal Court by an officer of the Federal CourtAn amount equal to:
(a) the amount of any expenses reasonably incurred by the officer in the service or execution, or attempted service or execution, of the process; and
No annual increase
(b) a charge worked out at the hourly rate of salary payable to the officer for the time involved in the service or execution, or attempted service or execution
No annual increase

125For the seizure and sale of goods by an officer of the Federal Court in the execution of process of the court (except in relation to a proceeding under the Admiralty Act 1988)
$1,425
126For issuing a subpoena
(a) for a corporation
$285
(b) in any other case
$140
127For issuing a summons to a person, under section 50 or 81 of the Bankruptcy Act 1966, to attend an examination about a debtor’s examinable affairs
a) for a publicly listed
company
$915
(b) for a corporation
$595
(c) for a public authority
$595
(d) in any other case
$305
128For taxation of a bill of costs in which the amount claimed in the bill is $10,000 or less
$1,555
129For taxation of a bill of costs in which the amount claimed in the bill is more than $10,000 and no more than $100,000
$5,315
130For taxation of a bill of costs in which the amount claimed in the bill is more than $100,000 and no more than $500,000
$6,075
131For taxation of a bill of costs in which the amount claimed in the bill is more than $500,000
$6,835
132For mediation by an officer of the Federal Court-for each attendance at the mediation
(a) for a corporation
$2,495
(b) in any other case
$1,065