When are Court Fees Due?
A filing fee must be paid before the document it relates to is filed.
A setting down fee for a hearing in a proceeding must be paid:
- if the hearing day or first day of the hearing is less than 28 days after the day when the hearing is fixed – as directed by a Registrar;
- otherwise – no later than 28 days before the hearing day or first day of hearing.
A hearing fee for a hearing must be paid:
- if the hearing day is more than 2 business days after the day when the hearing is fixed – no later than close of business 2 business days before the hearing;
- otherwise – no later than 9.30 am on the hearing day.
A fee for service or execution of process or seizure and sale of goods must be paid as approved by a Registrar or an authorised officer of the Court.
A fee for a service mentioned in an item in Schedule 1 to the Federal Court and Federal Circuit and Family Court Regulations 2022 must be paid before the service is provided.
Updated July 2015