Federal Court Fee Changes Commenced 13 July 2015

The federal government has implemented changes to court fees effective 13 July 2015.

Significant increases include:-

  • $355 increase for Application for Divorce from $845 to $1,200 (the reduced divorce fee for those classified as facing financial hardship remains unchanged)
  • $85 increase in Applications for Consent Orders from $155 to $240
  • $125 fee to be introduced for amending applications
  • An 11% fee increase on average to all fee categories with the exception of those categories which are subject to a targeted increase (see above)

Full details of the changes can be found here.

If you would like assistance in any family law matters please contact our office on (07) 5591 5099 to meet with one of our family lawyers today for an initial consultation.

Writer: Elise Foote

Partner: Sophie Pearson

Date: 14/07/2015