This section contains detailed information on applicable fees and forms for Supreme Court matters.
Payment of fees may be made by cash, cheque/bank cheque, money orders, and eftpos (credit card or direct debit). Cheques should be made payable to the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Small business and non-profit associations pay reduced fees. You will need to complete and submit Form 1 (Declaration that a person is a small business or non-profit association) to qualify as a small business or non-profit association. Form 1 is available for download or from the Supreme Court Registry.
Eligible individuals and entities also pay reduced fees. An individual or entity may be considered eligible for a fee reduction if they are the holder of a Government issued concession card, on the grounds of financial hardship or in the interests of justice. You can apply to the court for a reduced fee by submitting a Form 2 (Application to Reduce Fee). The Form 2 is available for download on the website, or from the Supreme Court Registry.
Individuals who successfully apply for a reduced fee will pay the fee of an eligible individual. Eligible individuals will pay 30% of the individual fee, with the amount capped at $100. Entities which successfully apply for a reduced fee will pay the fee of an eligible entity.
Fee deferrals may still apply in limited matters, including personal injury claims.
You can find further information in the Supreme Court (Fees) Regulations 2002.
If you are seeking a copy of a transcript from a Supreme Court hearing, your request must be received in writing on the prescribed request form (please see attached). Please note that if you are not a party to the proceedings in which you are requesting the transcript, your request will have to be accompanied with a cover letter addressed to the Principal Registrar of the Supreme Court detailing your need for and intended use of the transcript.
Please also note that the turnaround timeframes given for the production of a transcript are estimates only.
Last updated: 5-Oct-2016
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