Magistrates Court fees as published in the South Australian Government Gazette.

 Magistrates Court Civil Costs

 

Civil (General) and Civil (Minor) claims divisions

Magistrates Court (Fees) Regulations 2004
SCHEDULE 1

Fee Amount
For issuing a Final Notice of Claim under the rules

(a) in the case of a Notice of Claim filed using the online portal $21.60

(b) in any other case $52.00

On commencement of minor civil action

$146.00

On lodging a counterclaim or a third party notice in a minor civil action

$146.00

On commencement of any other action under the Magistrates Court Act 1991

$538.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation

$318.00 - in any other case​

$12,001 - $25,000

​$538.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation
$318.00 - in any other case

$25,001 - $50,000

​$767.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation
$409.00 - in any other case

$50,001 - $100,000

​​$1124.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation
$767.00 - in any other case

On lodging a counterclaim or a third party notice in any other action under the Magistrates Court Act 1991

$538.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation

$318.00 - in any other case​

$12,001 - $25,000

​​$538.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation
$318.00 - in any other case

$25,001 - $50,000

​​$767.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation
$409.00 - in any other case

$50,001 - $100,000

​​$1124.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation
$767.00 - in any other case

For issuing and administering an investigation or examination summons under the Magistrates Court Act 1991

$55.50

Listing Trial Fees (Minor Claim)

$204.00 - Minor Claim less than $4000
$613.00 - Minor Claim over $4000.01 to $12000

Listing Trial Fees (General Claim)

$767.00

Listing Trial Fees (Corporation)

​$1022.00

On commencement of action under any other Act or issuing a summons on such action

$146.00​

On lodging a counterclaim or a third party notice in any action under any other Act

$146.00​

For publishing advertisement

actual costs reasonably incurred​

For each request to search and inspect a record of the Court

$24.10

For copy of evidence

Per Page in electronic form $8.10
Per Page in hard-copy form $10.40

For copy of reasons for judgment. (One copy will be supplied to a party to the proceedings free of charge.)

$8.10 per page​

For a copy of any other document

$4.90 per page​

For production of transcript at request of a party where the Court does not require the transcript

$16.40 per page​

Adjudication of costs: on lodging a bill of costs (other than in a minor civil action)

$75.50​

For opening Registry (or Registry remaining open) after hours for urgent execution of process

$388.00 per hour or part of an hour​

For opening Court (or Court remaining open) after hours for urgent hearing

$1169.00 per hour or part of an hour​

  

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Criminal

Magistrates Court (Fees) Regulations 2004
SCHEDULE 2
 

Fee Amount
On commencement of proceedings for summary applications, summary offences, minor indictable offences or indictable offences

$272.00
plus
$49.50 - if the complaint or information alleges more than one offence

For issuing a warrant of commitment

$53.50​

For copy of evidence

Per Page in electronic form $8.10
Per Page in hard-copy form $10.40

For copy of reasons for judgment (One copy will be supplied to a party to the proceedings free of charge.)

$8.10 per page​

For copy of any other document

$4.90 per page​

For production of transcript at request of a party where the Court does not require the transcript

$16.40 per page​

For each request to search and inspect a record of the Court

$24.10

 

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Petty Sessions Division

Magistrates Court (Fees) Regulations 2004
SCHEDULE 3

Fee Amount
On lodging an appeal against an enforcement determination under section 14 of the Expiation of Offences Act 1996

$55.50​

 

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Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s Regulations 2005
SCHEDULE 1

Fee Amount Notes
Receiving and entering a summons, notice, order or other document for service

$41.25 per copy​

other than in relation to proceedings in the Magistrates Court​

Receiving and entering a warrant (including a summons when issued as a joint process) or other process of execution

$61.00

 

 

 
Serving a summons, claim, notice, order or other document where a written report must be submitted for preparation of an affidavit of service

$45.25

 

 
Serving a summons, claim, notice, order or other document where a written report does not have to be submitted for preparation of an affidavit of service

$38.50 per copy​

Conducting inquiries as necessary before executing a warrant or other process of execution

$45.25

 

 
Executing a warrant (including serving a summons when issued as a joint process) or other process of execution or making an arrest

$85.50

Additional fee if, under a warrant, personal property is seized and processed for sale

$85.50
plus
$48.25 for each hour or part of an hour after the first 3 hours.

Allowance for travelling expenses incurred in the service of a document or execution of a process

$1.40 per kilometre or part of a kilometre, after 50 kilometres​

Only one fee is payable where 2 or more processes are served or executed at the same time on the same person or on different persons at the same address.​

Poundage on a warrant of sale or other process of execution (other than on a warrant of possession enforced against real property)

$0.10 per $1.00 for the first $2,000

and $0.05 per $1.00 over $2,000​

calculated on the amount realised on sale or, if not sold, on the value of the property seized or the amount of the judgement debt, whichever is the lesser​

Poundage on a warrant of possession enforced against real property, calculated on the annual value (within the meaning of the Valuation of Land Act 1971) of the real property seized

$0.10 per $1.00 for the first $2,000

and $0.05 per $1.00 over $2,000​

Sheriff's attendance to execute an enforcement process

$48.25 per hour or part hour, after the first hour​

 

 
Opening of office (or office remaining open) after hours for an urgent execution of process

$324.00 per hour or part hour​

 

 
 
 

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