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Supreme Court

 SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Filing Fees as at 1 July 2021

 

Document or Service description

Fee

Standard

Corporation/Organisation

Initiating Process - Common Law & Equity Divisions                  ​ ​

Originating process (Corporation), Statement of Claim, Summons, Cross Claim, Commencing a UCPR part 50 appeal from a decision of the Local Court or a tribunal eg. NCAT, Filing a notice of appeal, or an application for leave to appeal, to the Supreme Court under Part 5 of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001.

 

$1,169.00

 

$3,200.00

Filing or registering a copy of certificate of a judgment, order, determination, decree, adjudication or award of any other court or person under section 133 of the Civil Procedures Act 2005.

 

$98.00

 

$196.00

Notice of Motion, Interlocutory process, motions for examination Orders in Corporation matters (note: there is no fee for motions for default judgment, writs of execution, garnishee order, examination order in foreign judgment matters, charging order or installment orders)

 

$427.00

 

$979.00

Mutual Recognition Act (Clth) & Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act (NSW)

$350.00

Amendment Fees ​​

Reissue of court document due to party error

$46.00

​$92.00

Online filing amendment fee

$19.00

Cost Assessment filing fees ​ ​

Fees are calculated at: 1% of the amount in dispute or $100.00 if the disputed amount is under $10,000.00 ​ ​

Subpoenas ​ ​

Issue Subpoena (for production, to give evidence, or both), Notice to Produce to Court

$109.00

$218.00

Request production to the Court of documents held by another Court -UCPR Pt 33 r 13

$64.00

$128.00

Receiving a document or thing produced in compliance with a Notice to Produce under UCPR Pt 34. This fee is levied against the ordering party when material is produced to the Court

 

$109.00

 

$218.00

Court of Appeal ​ ​

Filing in the Court of Appeal a Summons in supervisory jurisdiction under UCPR 51.45

$1,169.00

$3,200.00

Filing in the Court of Appeal a Notice of Intention to Appeal (NIA)

$335.00

$764.00

Filing in the Court of Appeal a Summons seeking Leave to Appeal or a Cross-Summons seeking Leave to Cross-Appeal in respect of a matter where a Notice of Intention to Appeal has been filed

 

$1,195.00

 

$2,339.00

Filing in the Court of Appeal a Summons seeking Leave to Appeal or a Cross-Summons seeking Leave to Cross-Appeal in respect of a matter where a Notice of Intention to

Appeal has not been filed

 

$1,530.00

 

$3,102.00

Filing in the Court of Appeal a notice of appeal in proceedings in which leave to appeal has been granted

$2,359.00

$4,782.00

Filing in the Court of Appeal a notice of appeal in proceedings in which a notice of intention to appeal has been filed by same party

$3,554.00

$7,124.00

Filing in the Court of Appeal a notice of appeal in any other proceedings

$3,888.00

$7,888.00

Preparing appeal papers volumes of not more than 250 pages price per volume

$788.00

$1,576.00

Hearings (All Divisions) ​

Allocating a date for hearing (by one or more Judges, or an Associate Judge)

$2,333.00

$5,332.00

Filing a requisition for trial by jury

$1,207.00

$2,414.00

Daily jury retention fee (after the first day of trial) - paid by the party requesting a jury for the trial. (Per day)

$549.00

$1,098.00

​Application for an Order for Rehearing of proceedings (under Division 3 part 5 (CPA)

$686.00

$1,372.00

Hearing of proceedings by one or more Judges or Associate Judges - between the 2nd and 4th days or part thereof

​$930.00 per day

$2,133.00 per day​

​Hearing of proceedings by one or more Judges or Associate Judges - between the 5th and 9th days or part thereof

​$1,494.00 per day

​$3,705.00 per day

Hearing of proceedings by one or more Judges or Associate Judges - 10th day & all subsequent days or part thereof

​$3,009.00 per day

$7,312.00 per day

​Referral to Arbitration

​$901.00

​$901.00

Copies of judgments and orders​

Copy or certified copy of any judgment, order, written opinion, reasons for opinion or certificate of conviction or acquittal

​$64.00

Public access copier

$0.40 per page ($5.00 minimum)

Retrieve document, access & provide a copy of any document

$13.00, plus $7.00 for each 10 pages, after the first 20 pages

AVL, telephone conferencing and room hire

AVL Booking fee, Multi-party teleconference booking fee; see the Video and Teleconferencing page for further procedural information and details about available technology and facilities

$120.00​

​Meeting room hire fees are calculated on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The current rates are detailed in the Meeting Room Hire booking form

Transcripts

Supreme Court transcript must be ordered directly from Reporting Services Branch. Further information, including a link to the order form, is available on the Transcripts page

Copy of transcript under 3 months old

$95.00 plus $11.00 for each page after the first 8 pages

Copy of transcript 3 months old or older

$116.00 plus $13 for each page after the first 8

pages

Supply a duplicate tape recording of sound-recorded evidence (per disc) (Judge approval needed)

​$55.00

Records retrieval
​Standard retrieval
$85.00​
​Non-standard retrieval
​Any additional fee incurred by the Court

​Non-party file access determination by Registrar

​$46.00

​$92.00

Civil Litigation Searches (not probate)​ ​

Civil Litigation searches - for each company or name searched. For criminal record searches - please contact Police Criminal Records

​$46.00
​$92.00

​Adoption search (for each file searched)

​$64.00

Sheriff fees
​Writ of Possession
​$367.00
​Writ for Levy of Property or Writ of Delivery
$90.00​
Probate (uncontested) - Summons for Probate/Administration/Reseal​
NOTE: Fees calculated on the gross value of the NSW assets only

​Probate (less than $100,000)

​nil

Probate ($100,000 or more, but less than $250,000)

​$778.00

Probate ($250,000 or more, but less than $500,000)

​$1,056.00

Probate ($500,000 or more, but less than $1,000,000)

$1,620.00

Probate ($1,000,000 but less than $2,000,000.00)

$2,158.00

Probate ($2,000,000 or more but less than $5,000,000.00)

$3,597.00

Probate ($5,000,000 or more)

$5,996.00

Other probate fees

Lodging a Caveat against a Grant or Reseal


Summons for Revocation of a Grant

$1,169.00

$3,200.00

Notice of Motion to file Accounts

$427.00

$979.00

Contest a Probate matter - Summons or Statement of Claim

$1,169.00

$3,200.00

Publishing an Online notice to apply for a grant of Probate, Administration or Reseal of a grant, Notice of intended Distribution or Intention to File Accounts.

$48.00

Amending & republishing an online notice to apply for a grant of Probate, Administration or Reseal of a grant , Notice of Intended Distribution or a Notice of intention to File Accounts

$19.00

Scan or Photocopy of a Will


$64.00

Sealed & Certified copy of a Will or Grant (Exemplification) including file retrieval fee

$149.00

Deposit a Will with the Court for safe keeping (Succession Regulation (2015)

​$137.00

Search for a grant or resealing of probate (for each file searched prior to 1986)

$64.00

Amending and reissuing a grant - where an error has been made by the party. Please note that the file retrieval fee may be incurred if the file is held off site.

$46.00

$92.00

Genealogical search for a file (for each file searched)

$125.00



 Explanatory Notes

*Schedule 1: Justice Legislation Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2021 (NSW). Court fees are GST exempt. The Standard fee rate will apply to: liquidators commencing action on behalf of company in liquidation, or proceedings commenced by the NSW Trustee & Guardian, strata scheme owners, and partnerships. Fee exempt bodies include NSW budget dependent agencies. The list of budget dependent agencies is available at NSW Treasury. This is an indicative list only and it may be necessary to go to the Act that establishes the body to determine its status. Commissioner of Taxation (exercising powers under s353-15 Taxation Administration Act 1953. And 'exempt public authority' defined in s9 of the Corporations Act 2001. Check ABNs at abr.business.gov.au/Search/Advanced

* Corporation fees apply to: Local Government, councils, companies Inc, Pty Ltd, cooperatives, medical funds, permanent trustees, universities, unincorporated associations, religious organisations, private schools, private hospitals, Local Area health networks, charities. Under clause 4(4) of the Civil Procedure Regulation 2017 an individual rate may be applied if income is less than $200,000.00 per annum. Evidence must be provided & an application approved. Where there are multiple parties and one of the parties is a corporation then the corporation or organisation fee will apply. Sole traders are charged the individual rate.

*In accordance with the Interpretation Act 1987, the definition of 'The Crown' does not extend to Commonwealth Crown or statutory bodies