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 $21.10

(b) in any other case $51.00

On commencement of minor civil action

$143.00

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

$143.00

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

$526.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation

$311.00 - in any other case​

$12,001 - $25,000

​$526.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation
$311.00 - in any other case

$25,001 - $50,000

​$750.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation
$400.00 - in any other case

$50,001 - $100,000

​​$1100.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation
$750.00 - in any other case

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

$526.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation

$311.00 - in any other case​

$12,001 - $25,000

​​$526.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation
$311.00 - in any other case

$25,001 - $50,000

​​$750.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation
$400.00 - in any other case

$50,001 - $100,000

​​$1100.00 - in the case of a prescribed corporation
$750.00 - in any other case

Listing Trial Fees (Minor Claim)

$200 - Minor Claim less than $4000
$600 - Minor Claim over $4000.01 to $12000

Listing Trial Fees (General Claim)

$750

Listing Trial Fees (Corporation)

​$1000

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

$54.50

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

$143.00​

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

$143.00​

For publishing advertisement

actual costs reasonably incurred​

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

$23.60

For copy of evidence

Per Page in electronic form $7.90
Per Page in hard-copy form $10.20

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

$7.90 per page​

For a copy of any other document

$4.80 per page​

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

$16.00 per page​

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

$74.00​

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

$380.00 per hour or part of an hour​

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

$1144.00 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

$266.00
plus
$48.50 - if the complaint or information alleges more than one offence

For issuing a warrant of commitment

$52.50​

For copy of evidence

Per Page in electronic form $7.90
Per Page in hard-copy form $10.20

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

$7.90 per page​

For copy of any other document

$4.80 per page​

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

$16.00 per page​

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

$23.60

 

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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

$54.50​

 

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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

$40.25 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

$59.50

 

 

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

$44.25

 

 
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

$37.75 per copy​

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

$44.25

 

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

$83.50

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

$83.50
plus
$47.25 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

$1.35 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 for the first $2,000

and $0.05 per $1 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 for the first $2,000

and $0.05 per $1 over $2,000​

Sheriff's attendance to execute an enforcement process

$47.25 per hour or part hour, after the first hour​

 

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

$317.00 per hour or part hour​

 

 
 
 

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