​The following details all of the Supreme Court filing fees

General fees as at 1 July 2020

Fee Amount
On filing a final notice of claim

(a) in the case of a notice of claim filed using the Electronic System  - $23.10

(b) in any other case                                                                     - $55.50​

On filing a notice of appeal to the Supreme Court against a decision of the Magistrates Court pursuant to section 42 of the Magistrates Court Act 1991

​$254.00

On filing an application for discovery of documents before the commencement of a proceeding

(a) a prescribed corporation - $650.00
(b) any other person            - $458.00

On filing a document to commence a proceeding in the Supreme Court

(a) in the case where a fee has previously been paid for filing an application for discovery of documents relating to the subject-matter of the proceeding:-
(i)  for a prescribed corporation - $3,165.00
(ii) for any other person            - $2,244.00

(b) in any other case
(i) for a prescribed corporation  - $3,815.00
(ii) for any other person            - $2,702.00

On filing a cross action in the nature of a counter claim or third party claim

a) for a prescribed corporation  - $3.815.00
b) for any other person             - $2,702.00

On transferring a proceeding commenced in another court to the Supreme Court

a​) in the case of a prescribed corporation

- $3,815.00 less the file commencement fees already paid in respect of the proceeding in the other court
b) in any other case

- $2,702.00 less the file commencement fees already paid in respect of the proceeding in the other court

On filing a notice of appeal or notice of cross appeal for which permission to appeal is required

(a) for a prescribed corporation - $650.00
(b) for any other person            - $458.00

On the Court granting permission to appeal or cross appeal

(a) for a prescribed corporation - $3.165.00
(b) for any other person            - $2,244.00

On filing a notice of appeal or notice of cross appeal in respect of an appeal as of right

(a) for a prescribed corporation - $3,815.00
(b) for any other person            - $2,702.00


On transferring a cross action in the natue of a counter claim or third party claim commenced in another court to the Supreme Court

(a) in the case of a prescribed corporation

- $3,815.00 less the fees already paid in respect of the cross action in the other court

(b) in any other case

- $2,702.00 less the fees already paid in respect of the cross action in the other court

On setting a date for trial

​(a) for a prescribed corporation - $3,815.00

(b) for any other person            - $2,702.00

On

(a) filing or lodging an application, notice or other document that does not relate to a proceeding for which a fee has been paid under any of the previous clauses

- $81.00

(b) sealing a certificate

- $81.00

(c) certifying under seal that a document is a true copy

- $81.00

For each request to search and/or inspect a record of the Court, other than a Divorce of Matrimonial Causes record

$25.80


​​No fee payable for a request made in respect of a record relating to criminal proceedings by or on behalf of the defendant or the victim of the offence that is subject of those proceedings.

 

For an unsealed copy of the record of the Court

​$25.80

 

​No fee payable for a request made in respect of a record relating to criminal proceedings by or on behalf of the defendant or the victim of the offence that is subject of those proceedings.

For a sealed copy of the record of the Court

$81.00​

​No fee payable for a request made in respect of a record relating to criminal proceedings by or on behalf of the defendant or the victim of the offence that is subject of those proceedings.

For copy of evidence

$8.70 per page in electric form

$11.10 per page in hard-copy form

 

For a copy of the reasons for judgment

$8.70 per page

 (One copy will be supplied to a party to the proceedings free of charge.)​

 

For a copy of a document (other than a copy of evidence)

$5.20 per page

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

​$17.50 per page

Trial fee- for each day part of a day on which the trial is heard by the Court

(a) for a prescribed corporation - $3,815.00

b) for any other person             - $2,702.00

Suitors' Fund: on interest collected on funds in Court or credited to an account.

(a) ​if the interest is $10.00 or less  - no fee.
(b) in any other case 3% of the amount of interest

 

(The fee is payable on transfer of interest out of the fund or account or at such earlier time or times as required by the Court.)

Taxation of costs

(a) on filing a claim for costs in an existing proceeding    

- $81.00

(b) on filing an originating application for taxation of legal costs

- $81.00

(c) for taxing an itemised claim for costs

- 5% of amount allowed on taxation (to nearest dollar)

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

$415.00 per hour or part of an hour

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

$1,250.00 per hour or part of an hour

On application for admission or re-admission as a practitioner

$641.00

Receiving and entering a writ of summons, warrant of release, decree, order, commission or other instrument under the seal of the Court

$66.50​

For

(a) service of a writ of summons                             

-  $55.00

(b) execution of a warrant of arrest - for each person

- $114.00​

but, if a writ is served and a warrant executed on a person at the same time

- $149.00

For execution of a warrant for the seizure of a ship, cargo or other goods

$114.00​

For the release of any ship, goods or person from seizure or arrest

​$55.00

For the execution of a commission of appraisement or sale

​$114.00

For the execution of any decree, order, commission or instrument other than 1 otherwise specified in this Part

$114.00​

For delivery of a ship or goods to a purchaser

​$114.00

For attending the discharge of cargo or removal of a ship or goods

​$114 per day or part of a day

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

$415.00 per hour or part of an hour​

On the gross proceeds of any ship or goods sold

(a) for every $200 or part of $200, up to $20,000   - $22.70

(b) for each additional $200 or part of $200            - $13.80​

For retaining possession of a ship (with or without cargo) or of a ship's cargo

$66.50 for each day or part of a day ​

​No fee is payable under this Part for the custody and possession of property seized if it consists of money with an ADI, or goods stored in a bonded warehouse, or if it is in the custody of a customs officer or other authorised person.

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Probate fees as at 1 July 2020

Fee Amount
On lodging an application for a grant of probate or administration in respect of a deceased estate the gross value of which

(a) is $200,000 or less              

- $853.00

(b) is more than $200,000 but less than or equal to $500,000

- $1,706.00

(c) is more than $500,000 but less than or equal to $1 million

- $2,273.00

(d) is more than $1 million

- $3,410.00

On lodging an application for the sealing of a grant under section 17 of the Administration and Probate Act 1919 in respect of a deceased estate the gross vales of which

(a) is $200,000 or less              

- $853.00
 
(b) is more than $200,000 but less than or equal to $500,000
- $1,706.00
 
(c) is more than $500,000 but less than or equal to $1 million
- $2,273.00
 
(d) is more than $1 million
- $3,410.00

 

On lodging an application for an order under section 9 of the Public Trustee Act 1995 in respect of a deceased estate the gross value of which

 

(a) is $200,000 or less              
- $853.00
(b) is more than $200,000 but less than or equal to $500,000
- $1,706.00
(c) is more than $500,000 but less than or equal to $1 million
- $2,273.00
(d) is more than $1 million
- $3,410.00

 

For the entry or withdrawal of a caveat, or for issuing a warning to a caveat

$38.20

 

On entering an appearce - for 1 or more persons

$66.50

 

 
 

 

 

For issuing a citation or a subpoena

$38.50

 

 
For depositing the will of a deceased person in the Registry for sale custody on renunciation of exectutor (inclusive fee)

$38.20

For depositing the will or codicil of a living person for safe custody in the Registry under section 13 of the Administration and Probate Act 1919 (inclusive fee)

$128.00

 

This fee is not payable on an application under section 16 of the Administration and Probate Act 1919.

On lodging an application, notice or other document that does not relate to a proceeding for which a fee has been paid under any of the preceding clauses

$322.00

On lodging an application, notice or other document that is subsequent and related to a proceeding for which a fee under clause 1, 2, 3 or 10 has been paid

$62.50​

For an unsealed copy of the record of the Court

​$25.80

For a sealed copy of the record of the Court

​$81.00

 

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