Family Court, Federal Magistrates Court fees go up

As happens on 1 July each year, the Federal Government has increased the fees payable to the Government in both the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia: Family Court of Australia Fees from 1 July 2008 $682 Application for divorce $682 Application for Nullity $682 Application for declaration as to… Read More »Custom Single Post Header

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Family Court, Federal Magistrates Court fees go up

As happens on 1 July each year, the Federal Government has increased the fees payable to the Government in both the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia:

Family Court of Australia Fees from 1 July 2008

$682 Application for divorce

$682 Application for Nullity

$682 Application for declaration as to validity

$155 Application for final orders

$155 Response to an application for final orders

$534 Hearing fee (defended matters)

$534 Notice of appeal from a court of summary jurisdiction

$840 Notice of appeal to the Full Court including an appeal from the Federal Magistrates Court

Federal Magistrates Court Fees from 1 July

$432 Application for divorce

$155 Application (for children or property)

$155 Response, seeking different orders sought by applicant
(for children or property)

$390 Hearing fee/Setting down fee (defended matter)

Nil Child Support Application/Response

It should be noted that exemptions apply due to financial hardship, for example that the person is in receipt of a pension.

Just to be clear- these fees are NOT payable to lawyers- they are a tax payable to the Government, representing a very small portion of the cost to the taxpayer for operating these courts.

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