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General Division Fees

The following table contains a summary of the fees payable in relation to civil matters in the Supreme Court (General Division) with effect from 8 July 2017. No fees are payable in relation to criminal proceedings or criminal appeals under the Criminal Appeals Act 2004. A complete copy of the Supreme Court (Fees) Regulations 2002 and the Supreme Court (Fees) Amendment Regulations (No. 2) 2015 is available from the State Law Publisher.

Item

Description

Fee
(Individuals, Small/Other Business)

Fee
(Corporate)

Fee
(Eligible Individual)

1

Filing originating process/Commence Proceedings

$1,226*

$2,389*

$100

2(a)
2(b)

Filing counterclaim
Filing third party notice

$1,226

$2,389

$100

2(c)
2(d)

Other applications

$409

$801

$100

3

Commencing an appeal pursuant to O60A R4

$817

$1,600

$100

4

Entry for hearing

$1,226

$2,389

$100

5

Allocation of hearing date

$821

$2,131

$100

6

Daily Hearing Fees

$821

$2,131

$0

7(a)

Filing Chamber application

$288

$560

$86.50

7(b)

On an appointment before judicial officer

$288 

$560

$86.50

7(c) PD 4.2.1.1.

Filing Request for Mediation Conference

$288 

$560

$0

8

Additional Daily hearing fees

$288

$560

$86.50

9(a)

Bill of Costs Lodgment fee

$398

$772

$100

9(b)

Taxing fee at the rate of

2.5%

2.5%

0.0%

10

Search records

$41.40

$41.40

$12.40

11(a)

Produce records

$61

$61

$18.25

11(b)

Hourly Attendance

$101.00

$101.00

$30.30

12(a)

Copy of document per page

$1.70

$1.70

$0.50

12(b)(i)

Copy of Reasons For Judgment - Not more than 10 pages

$14.15

$14.15

$4.25

12(b)(ii)

Additional fee per page where Reasons For Judgment is more than 10 pages

$1.85

$1.85

$0.55

12(c)

Certification fee

$19.95

$19.95

$6.00

12(d)

Registrar's Certificate

$39.20

$39.20

$11.80

12(e)

Admiralty sealing

$81.50

$81.50

$24.40

13(a)

Copy transcript:

   

 

13(a)(i)

within 1 day (after the day on which the fee is paid)

$19.10
plus $7.85 per page

$19.10
plus $15.70 per page

$5.70
plus $2.35 per page

13(a)(ii)

within 4 days (after the day on which the fee is paid)

$19.10
plus $6.80 per page

$19.10
plus $13.70 per page

$5.60
plus $2.05 per page

13(a)(iii)

within 7 days (after the day on which the fee is paid)

$19.10
plus $6.55 per page

$19.10
plus $13.05 per page

$5.60
plus $2.00 per page

13(b)(i)

Additional electronic copy of transcript

$19.95 per copy

$19.95 per copy

$6.00 per copy

13(b)(ii)

Additional paper copy of transcript

$1.95 per page

$1.95 per page

$0.55 per page

14

Admission

$345

N/A

N/A

* The additional 20 cents is a payment into the Suitors Fund required to be made on writs only. It is not part of the Supreme Court fee.

Reduction of Fees

There are reduced fees payable for eligible entities, such as small businesss or non-profit associations. To be eligible for these you will need to complete and submit Form 1 (Declaration that a person is a small business or non-profit association). Form 1 is available for download or from the Central Office, Supreme Court, David Malcolm Justice Centre, 28 Barrack Street, Perth.

If a fee is payable, an eligible individual may apply to have the Court reduce the fee. The application must be made by submitting Form 2 (Application to Reduce Fee). The Form 2 is available for download, or from the Central Office, Supreme Court, David Malcolm Justice Centre, 28 Barrack Street, Perth.

Last updated: 15-Sep-2017

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