Frequenty asked questions about fees
What methods of payment does the Supreme Court accept?
The Court accepts the following methods of payment:
- Bank Cheques/Credit Union Cheques
- Solicitor Firm Cheques (
NOTE: Personal cheques are not accepted)
- EFTPOS, including debit cards and major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, and AMEX) (
NOTE: Payment by debit/credit card can
only be accepted if paying in person
or paying an account by telephone - see below)
- *Cash (*NOTE: With current COVID-19 related adjustments aimed at reducing manual handling, we prefer that payments are not made in cash until further notice. Thank you for your consideration)
- Money Order
Payments by cheque or money order should be drawn in favour of the "Supreme Court of NSW".
Can I pay a fee by telephone?
If you have been issued with an invoice for a Supreme Court fee, you can pay by credit card over the phone by calling 1300 679 272. All other fees are payable at the time you file the document or request an administrative service and must be paid by the methods outlined above.
What if I cannot afford to pay a fee?
Part 4 of the Civil Procedure Regulation 2017 provides that fees may be waived or postponed in certain circumstances. You will need to complete this application form and supply any supporting documentation either specifically requested on the form, or that you feel will assist your application.
A Registrar will then determine your application in accordance with the Department of Justice Guidelines on Fee Waiver, Remission and Postponement of Fees.
Am I still liable to pay the hearing allocation date fee if my matter settles before the hearing date?
Clause 9(5) of the Civil Procedure Regulation 2017, the hearing allocation date fee becomes payable either as soon as the presiding judicial officer sets the hearing date, or the registry notifies the parties of the hearing date, not on the first day of the hearing.
If you feel there are specific and compelling reasons why the hearing allocation fee should not be payable that override the trigger for payment set out in Clause 9(5), you may apply to have this fee postponed or waived.