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Fees

Fees are set by regulations. The following is a table of the fees that apply in the Local Court.  These fees apply from 1 July 2016.

Reference is made to the relevant regulation.

Local Court civil fees

Schedule 1 Civil Procedure Regulation 2012

Item number  Matter for which the fee is payable                                            Standard fee Corporation fee

 1

Filing an originating process, under Part 3 of
the Local Court Act 2007, in the Local Court
sitting in its General Division

$239 $478

 2 

Filing an originating process, under Part 3 of
the Local Court Act 2007, in the Local Court
sitting in its Small Claims Division
$97 $194

 3

Filing an application notice under Part 4 of the
Local Court Act 2007
$91 N/A

 4

Filing an application for an order for the rehearing of proceedings under Division 3 of
Part 5 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005
$418 $836

 5

Serving or attempting service by post of
originating process by the Local Court
$41 for each address to which process posted N/A

 6

Filing a notice of motion $84 $168

 7

Filing a notice of appeal, or application for
leave to appeal, to the District Court under
Part 3 of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act
2001, as applied to proceedings under Part 4 of
the Local Court Act 2007:

(a) in relation to a single notice - $113


(b) in relation to more than 1 notice arising - $59

N/A

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Miscellaneous fees

Schedule 1 Civil Procedure Regulation 2012

Item number

Matter for which the fee is      payable                                                       Standard fee Corporation fee

 1

Issuing a subpoena (for production, to give
evidence, or both)

$100

$200

 2

Receipt by the registrar of a document or thing
produced in compliance with a notice to
produce under Part 34 of the Uniform Civil
Procedure Rules 2005

$82

 $164

 3

Filing or registering a copy or certificate of a
judgment, order, determination, decree,
adjudication or award of any other court or
person under section 133 of the Civil Procedure
Act 2005

$90

$180

 4

Opening or keeping open the registry or part of the registry:
(a) on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday
(b) on any other day before 9 am or after
5 pm

$721

$1,442

 5

Requesting production to the court of
documents held by another court

$59

$118

 6

Furnishing one or more sealed or certified
copies of a judgment or order, or of the written
opinion or reasons for opinion of any judicial or
other officer of the court
$59 N/A

 7

Retrieving, providing access to and furnishing a copy of any document (otherwise than as
provided for by items 6, 8 and 10)

 

$13, plus $7 for
each 10 pages (or part of
10 pages) after the
first 20 pages
N/A

 8

Retrieving and providing access to, but not
furnishing a copy of, any document

 

 

 

a) the Government Records Repository or any other off-site storage facility (other than the State Archives)

 

(i) standard retrieval request - $14 per file or box of files

 

(ii) non-standard retrieval request (including urgent, high or after hours priority retrieval request or a retrieval request for deliver to or from a regional location outside the Sydney metropolitan area) - Such additional fee incurred by a court

 

(b) the State Archives, standard retrieval request - $34.50 per file or box of files

N/A

 9

Supplying a duplicate recording of
sound-recorded evidence - per cassette tape or disc

 

 


$51
N/A

 10

Supplying a copy of a transcript of any
proceedings:

 

 




 

(a) where the matter being transcribed is under 3 months old: $87, plus an additional $11 for each page after the first 8 pages

(b) where the matter being transcribed is 3 months old or older $107, plus an additional $12.50 for each page after the first 8 pages
N/A

 11

Providing any service for which a fee is not
otherwise imposed by this Schedule
Note: A fee may not be imposed under this item except with the approval of the registrar.

 

$42 $84

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Local Court criminal fees

Item number Matter for which the fee is      payable Standard fee

 1

Filing a court attendance notice under Chapter 4 of the Criminal Procedure Act 1986 to commence proceedings to which Parts 2-4 of that Chapter apply $91

 2

Filing an application under Chapter 4 of the Criminal Procedure Act 1986 to commence proceedings to which Part 5 of that Chapter applies, being proceedings in the Land and Environment Court (Class 5 of that Court's jurisdiction) $917

 3

Filing an application to the Local Court for annulment of conviction or sentence under Part 2 of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001 $91

 4

Filing a notice of appeal, or an application for leave to appeal, to the District Court under Part 3 of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001

 a) in relation to a single offence - $113

 

(b) in relation to more than 1 offence arising from the same court appearance - $175

 

 5

Filing a notice of appeal, or an application for leave to appeal, to the Land and Environment Court under Part 4 of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001 (Class 6 or 7 of that Court's jurisdiction) $917

 6

Issuing a certificate of conviction or dismissal $59 

 7

Retrieving, providing access to and furnishing a copy of any document (otherwise than as provided for by items 8 and 10):

(a) for up to 20 pages - $13

 

(b) for each 10 pages (or part thereof) after the first 20 pages - $7

 8

Retrieving and providing access to, but not furnishing a copy of, any document

(a) the Government Records Repository or any other off-site storage facility (other than the State Archives)

 

(i) standard retrieval request - $14 per file or box of files

 

(ii) non-standard retrieval request (including urgent, high or after hours priority retrieval request or a retrieval request for deliver to or from a regional location outside the Sydney metropolitan area) - Such additional fee incurred by a court

 

(b) the State Archives, standard retrieval request - $34.50 per file or box of files

 9

Supply of duplicate tape recording of sound-recorded evidence-per cassette tape or disc $51

 10

Copy of any deposition or transcript (unless otherwise provided for under any other Act):

(a) for each page, where the matter being transcribed is under 3 months old:

 

(i) for up to 8 pages - $87

 

(ii) for each page after the first 8 pages -$11

 

(b) for each page, where the matter being transcribed is 3 months old or older:

 

(i) for up to 8 pages - $107

 

(ii) for each page after the first 8 pages - $12.50

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Sheriff's fees

The fees of the Office of the Sheriff are provided in Schedule 2, Civil Procedure Regulation 2012.

Fees charged by the Office of the Sheriff 

Item number

 

Matter  

Fee

   1
Serving or attempting service of any document, including service by post and preparation of affidavit of service $65 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, service is effected or attempted
   2
Executing or attempting execution of an arrest warrant under section 97 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 $82 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted
   3
Executing or attempting execution of a writ of possession under Part 8 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 $339 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted
   4
Executing or attempting execution of a writ of delivery under Part 8 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 $82 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted
   5
Executing or attempting execution of a writ for the levy of property under Part 8 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005
Note. The 3% levy in Column 2 is not payable in relation to writs executed by the Marshal in Admiralty
$82 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted, plus 3% of the proceeds of enforcement
    6
Executing or attempting execution of any court process (other than a warrant or writ referred to in item 2, 3, 4 or 5) $339 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted

7

Preparing for sale of land following receipt of notice of sale from judgment creditor under rule 39.22 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005  $832

8

Furnishing a certified copy of writ for the levy of property for registration under section 105A of the Real Property Act 1900  $25.50

9

Providing Sheriff's officers to guard property seized under a writ of execution under Part 8 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 $454 per Sheriff's officer per day

10

Attending a view by a jury in civil proceedings

 

$180

11

Opening or keeping open the Sheriff's office on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday or on any other day before 9am or after 5pm $728

12

Conducting a debt search on a judgment debt registered with the Sheriff's office for enforcement (for each name of company or individual searched) $59
​13​Retrieving, providing access to and furnishing a copy of any document (otherwise than as provided by item 8)​$13, plus $7 for each 10 pages (or part of 10 pages) after the first 20 pages

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Chief Industrial Magistrate's Court fees

Criminal Jurisdiction

Form or service for which the fee is payable Standard fee
Court Attendance Notice $91 
Local Court Application $91
Certificate of Order $59

Subpoena

- for Production

- to Give Evidence

- to Give Evidence and Produce

No fee
Application for Time to Pay Court Fine No fee

 

Civil Jurisdiction

Form or service for which the fee is payable Standard fee
Application for Recovery of Money $91
Summons to Produce (civil jurisdiction) $100
Summons to Give Evidence (civil jurisdiction) $100
Summons to Give Evidence and Produce (civil jurisdiction) $100
Notice of Appearance No fee
Affidavit of Service No fee
Notice of Motion No fee
Notice of Discontinuance No fee

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Application to waive or postpone a fee

A user of a court or a court service should contribute to the cost of that service and all court fees should be paid. However, some fees may be postponed or waived. Application to waive or postpone a fee is made in writing to a registrar. For more information, refer to the:

 

 

 

 

 

 

​​The information on this site is a guide only and is not legal advice - see disclaimer.