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Supreme Court of NSW Filing Fees 1 July 2005

SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Filing Fees as at 1 July 2005

Fees for services in the Supreme Court of NSW are prescribed by the Supreme Court Regulation 2000 A summary of fees are listed below. Information regarding the cost of obtaining transcript of a Supreme Court proceedings is available from the Reporting Services Branch website.

Document or Service
Individual
Corporation
Initiating Process
Initiating process / cross claim
$ 638.00
$ 1,276.00
Initiating process / cross claim (Commercial, Technology & Construction or Admiralty Lists)
$ 1,457.00
$ 2,914.00
Notice of Motion
$ 147.00
$ 294.00
Mutual Recognition Act (C'th)
$ 350.00
N/A
Court of Appeal
Holding summons for leave to appeal or cross appeal
$ 125.00
$ 250.00
Ordinary summons for leave to appeal or cross appeal (already initiated by holding summons)
$ 584.00
$ 1,168.00
Any other summons
$ 708.00
$ 1,416.00
Notice of Appeal without appointment (holding appeal)
$ 282.00
$ 564.00
Notice of Appeal with appointment (in which a summons has been filed in the Court of Appeal)
$ 1,489.00
$ 2,978.00
Notice of Appeal with appointment (in which notice of appeal without appointment has been filed)
$ 1,915.00
$ 3,830.00
Notice of Appeal with appointment (in any other proceedings)
$ 2,196.00
$ 4,392.00
Prepare appeal papers (not more than 250 pages)
$ 506.00
$ 1,012.00
Probate
Probate (less than $50,000)
Nil
-
Probate ($50,000 or more, but less than $250,000)
$ 563.00
-
Probate ($250,000 or more, but less than $500,000)
$ 710.00
-
Probate ($500,000 or more, but less than $1,000,000)
$ 1,070.00
-
Probate ($1,000,000 or more)
$ 1,424.00
-
Genealogical search on a probate file (for each file searched)
$ 81.00
-
Search for Probate (for each file searched)
$ 31.00
-
Lodge caveat against a Probate application
$ 30.00
$ 60.00
Lodge a will other than for a Probate application (deposited will)
$ 31.00
-
Hearings
For allocation of a date for hearing (by judge, judge & jury or an associate judge)
$ 1,216.00
$ 2,432.00
Filing requistion for civil trial by jury
$ 774.00
$ 1,548.00
Daily jury retention fee
$ 353.00
$ 706.00
Filing application for referral of an action to arbitration
$ 357.00
$ 714.00
For the hearing of proceedings by one or more Judges - each half day of hearing on or after the 11th day (Note: half day = 3 hours or less)
$ 227.00
$ 454.00
For the hearing of proceedings by an associate judge - each half day of hearing on or after the 11th day (Note: half day = 3 hours or less)
$ 204.00
$ 408.00
Subpoenas
Subpoena (for production, to give evidence, or both)
$ 57.00
$ 114.00
Court to produce a document at a place other than the Supreme Court Building
$ 53.00
$ 106.00
Storing subpoena or notice to produce material over 1 kg (conditions apply)
$ 55.00
$ 110.00
Copies of documents
Court judgment - printed copy (written opinion or reasons)
$ 50.00
-
Court judgment - other kind of copy ie, electronic (written opinion or reasons)
$ 31.00
-
Copy of Will, certificate of grant, exemplification
$ 43.00
-
Copy of Divorce Decree
$ 43.00
-
Public Notary Certificate
$ 43.00
-
Copy of any document for each page (minimum of $10.00)
$ 2.00
-
After Hours
Open or keep open the registry on Saturday, Sunday, or public holiday, or an any other day before 9am or after 5pm (no fee is payable in criminal proceedings)
$ 506.00
$ 1,012.00
Other
Supply of duplicate tape recording of sound-recorded evidence, for each cassette
$ 36.00
-
Adoption search (for each file searched)
$ 43.00
-
Fee for service not provided for in this schedule (charge only with approval of CEO)
$ 30.00
$ 60.00


Fees prior to 1 July 2005
Fees prior to 1 July 2004
Fees prior to 1 October 2003.

The following methods of payment are accepted by the Suprme Court: Note that personal cheques are not accepted.
  1. Bank Cheques
  2. Solicitor Firm Cheques
  3. Bank Card
  4. Master Card
  5. Visa Card
  6. EFTPOS
  7. Cash
  8. Money Order

The Supreme Court Regulation provides that fees may be waived or postponed in certain circumstances.
A written application is required and supporting documents should be supplied.

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