In the News | Court Fees increasing as of 1 July 2022

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Emma Maxwell
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June 16, 2022
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As of 1 July 2022, the Federal Circuit and Family Court (FCFCOA) will increase the fees parties must pay to the Court to file an Application or Response in their matter.

On 15 June 2022, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (the FCFCOA) published an increase in filing fees as of 1 July 2022.

That increase sees an Application for Divorce increase an additional $50 from an already expensive $940 to $990.

To file an Initiating Application for interim and final orders in parenting or financial matters will soon be $515.

An Initiating application for interim and final orders in both parenting and financial matters will be $755.

Court filing fees do not attract GST.

If you have a concession card, or can demonstrate financial hardship, you may be eligible for a reduced filing fee for divorce and an exemption of fees for other applications.

Court filing fees are known as “disbursements” when you have a lawyer acting on your behalf.  They are separate and additional to the lawyer’s professional fees in your matter.

You can see the Court’s media release and table of fee increases here: https://www.fcfcoa.gov.au/news-and-media-centre/latest-news/fl-fees-increase-2022