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Supreme Court of New South Wales Filing Fees July 2004

SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Filing Fees as at 1 July 2004

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
$ 615
$ 1,230
Initiating process / cross claim (Commercial, Construction & Admiralty Lists)
$ 1,404
$ 2,808
Notice of Motion
$ 142
$ 284
Mutual Recognition Act (C'th)
$ 350
Court of Appeal
Court of Appeal holding summons
$ 120
$ 240
Court of Appeal summons where holding summons already filed
$ 563
$ 1,126
Any other Court of Appeal summons
$ 682
$ 1364
Notice of Appeal without appointment (holding appeal)
$ 272
$ 544
Notice of Appeal with appointment (in which a summons has been filed in the Court of Appeal)
$ 1,435
$ 2,870
Notice of Appeal with appointment (in which holding appeal has been filed)
$ 1,846
$ 3,692
Notice of Appeal with appointment (in any other proceedings)
$ 2,117
$ 4,234
Prepare appeal papers (not more than 250 pages)
$ 488
$ 976
Probate
Probate (does not exceed $50,000)
Nil
Probate ($50,000 - $249,999.99)
$ 543
Probate ($250,000 - $499,999.00)
$ 684
Probate ($500,000 - $999,999.99)
$ 1,031
Probate ($1,000,000 or more)
$ 1,373
Genealogical search on a probate file (for each file searched)
$ 78
Probate application file search (for each file searched)
$ 30
Lodge a caveat against a Probate application
$ 29
$ 58
Lodge a will other than for a Probate application (deposited will)
$ 30
Other search fees
Conduct an adoption search (for each file searched)
$ 41
$ 41
Hearings
For allocation of a date for hearing (other than an interlocutory hearing)
$ 1,172
$ 2,344
Filing requistion for civil trial by jury
$ 746
$ 1,492
Jury retention fee
$ 340
$ 680
Application for an order for referral of an action to arbitration
$ 344
$ 688
For the hearing of proceedings by a judge or judges - each half day of hearing on or after the 11th day (Note: A half day is 3 hours or less)
$ 219
$ 438
For the hearing of proceedings by a master - each half day of hearing on or after the 11th day (Note: A half day is 3 hours or less)
$ 197
$ 394
Subpoenas
Subpoena for production
$ 55
$ 110
Subpoena for production and evidence
$ 55
$ 110
Subpoena to give evidence
$ 55
$ 110
Conduct money for service of subpoena on court
$ 51
$ 102
Storage fee for subpoena and notice to produce over 1 kg (conditions apply)
$ 53
$ 106
Copies of documents
Notary Public Certificate
$ 41
$ 41
Copy of Will (after 1985 and all Exemplifcation)
$ 41
$ 41
Photocopy documents per page (minimum of $10.00)
$ 2.00
$ 2.00
Copy of a court judgment - printed copy
$ 48
$ 48
Copy of a court judgment - electronic copy
$ 30
$ 30
After Hours
Open Registry on Saturday, Sunday or Public Holiday
$ 488
$ 976
Open Registry before 9am or after 5.00pm
$ 488
$ 976
Other
Fee for service not provided for above (charge only with approval of CEO)
$ 29
$ 58

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

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.

The following methods of payment are accepted:
    1. Cheques (Not personal) made payable to Supreme Court of NSW
    2. Bank Card
    3. Master Card
    4. Visa
    5. Eftpos
    6. Money Order
    7. Cash

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