District Court Fees Schedule

The following chart of District Court caseflow shows where fees are payable as of  1 July 2008. 'Item' numbers below refer to items set out in the District Court (Fees) Regulations 2002 (WA).

 

Fees Item 1



Fees Item 9 (and 10 if hearing proceeds for more than a day)


Fee Item 6






Fee Item 7


Fee Item 8





Fee Item 11

Fixed costs in liquidated demands

Where the plaintiff’s claim is for a debt or liquidated demand only, the writ before it is issued must be indorsed with a statement of the amount claimed in respect of the debt or demand, and for costs up to and including service: Rules of the Supreme Court 9171 (WA) Order 6 rule 4. If in a claim of this kind the plaintiff is entitled to enter default judgment, it may do so with costs fixed: RSC O 13 r 2. The schedule at this link sets out the maximum amount of costs which the Court will accept for these purposes, along with the costs for filing an application for a property seizure and sale order.

Reduction of Fees

There are reduced fees payable for small business and non-profit associations. To be eligible for these you will need to complete and submit a Form 1 (Declaration that a person is a small business or a non-profit association). Form 1 is available from the District Court Registry, Ground floor, 500 Hay Street, Perth or can be accessed by selecting the following link.

If a fee is payable, a party may apply to have the Court defer, refund or reduce the fee. The application must be made by submitting a Form 2 (Application to Reduce Fees). The Form 2 is available from the District Court Registry, Ground Floor, 500 Hay Street, Perth. or can be accessed by selecting the following link.

Both forms can be submitted to the District Court Registry, Ground Floor, 500 Hay Street, Perth either in person or by mail.

Signed originals can be scanned and emailed to the District Court at districtcourt@justice.wa.gov.au

The table below contains a summary of fees only. A complete copy of the District Court (Fees) Regulations 2002 is available from the State Law Publisher.

District Court Fee Chart (effective 4 July 2016)

 

Item Description Column A Column B Column C
Fee for individual or eligible entity

 

Fee for entity

 

Fee for eligible individual

$ $ $
1

Filing Writ (On filing any originating process by which a cause, matter or other proceeding in the court is commenced, other than proceedings of the kind referred to in Item 2, 3, 4, 5 or 9) (to include $0.20 under Suitors Fund Act) (Also includes:

  • Compromises
  • Criminal Property Confiscation Act)
$802.00 $1565.00 $100.00
2 On filing an application under the Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive) Act 2008 section 24(1) for the removal of a disqualification or under section 27 of that Act for an extraordinary licence $193.00 N/A $58.00
3 On filing an application for an order made under the Spent Convictions Act 1988, section 6(1) $117.00 N/A $35.10
4(a) On filing a counterclaim $802.00 $1565.00 $100.00
4(b) On filing a third party notice $802.00 $1565.00 $100.00
4(c)(i) Application to extend a period of time fixed by law, including an application to extend time before proceedings are commenced $302.00 $520.00 $90.50
4(c)(ii) Application to  limit a period of time within which proceedings may be taken $302.00 $520.00 $90.50
4(c)(iii) Application for leave to serve a writ or notice of a writ out of jurisdiction $302.00 $520.00 $90.50
4(d) Application for leave to appeal $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
4(e) Any other application for which no fee has been provided in this Schedule $302.00 $520.00 $90.50
5 Commencing an Appeal in the District Court (including Registrars' Appeals):
5(a) Filing an Appeal Notice (including half day hearing) $454.00 $1175.00 $100.00
5(b) Each additional half day allocated for hearing an Appeal $352.00 $917.00 $100.00
6 Entry for Hearing a cause or matter (i.e. Entry for Trial) or Notice of Appointment to Hear an Originating Summons. $802.00 $1565.00 $100.00
7 Allocation of a hearing date, for each day allocated $704.00 $1833.00 $100.00
8 Daily hearing fee before a court constituted by a judge $704.00 $1833.00 $100.00
9 On filing, before a judge or registrar in chambers:
9(a) Interlocutory application or summons or motion returnable $201.00 $392.00 $60.50
9(b) Application for assessment of damages other than in an action for personal injury $201.00 $392.00 $60.50
9(c) Application for summary judgement $201.00 $392.00 $60.50
10 If the hearing of a matter to which item 8 applies is listed for more than one day and proceeds for more than the number of days listed See Item 8 See item 8 See item 8
11(a) Tax Costs Lodgement fee $201.00 $392.00 $60.50
11(b) In addition to the lodgement fee, a taxing fee at the rate of 2.5% 2.5% 2.5% $0.00
12 Search fee (any record or proceeding) $40.70 $40.70 $12.20
13(a) Search – Electronic per action or matter provided to recipient $1.80 $1.80 $0.55
13(b) Search – Electronic – Annual Fee $1845.00 $1845.00 $100.00
14(a) Production - An application for the production of records, documents that are required to be produced to any court, tribunal, arbitrator or umpire. $60.00 $60.00 $18.00
14(b) Attendance per hr – if an officer is required to attend any court or place out of the District Court Building and , in addition for each hour when the officer is necessarily absent from his/her office. $91.00 $91.00 $27.30
15(a) Photocopy per page or part thereof -  document of any kind including exhibits $1.65 $1.65 $0.50
15(b)(i) Photocopy Reasons for Judgment not more than 10 pages $14.15 $14.15 $4.20
15(b)(ii) For each copy consisting of 10 or more pages an additional fee per page $1.80 $1.80 $0.55
15(c) Certification under Seal $19.60 $19.60 $5.90
15(d) Certification under the hand of a Registrar $38.50 $38.50 $11.60
16(a)(i) Copy of transcript or part of PROVIDED WITHIN ONE DAY after the day on which the fee is paid $18.75 plus $7.70 per page $18.75 plus $15.45 per page $5.60 plus $2.30 per page
16(a) (ii) Copy of transcript or part of PROVIDED WITHIN FOUR DAYS after the day on which the fee is paid $18.75 plus $6.70 per page $18.75 $13.45 per page $5.60 plus $2.00per page
16(a)(iii) Copy of transcript or part of PROVIDED WITHIN SEVEN DAYS after the day on which the fee is paid $18.75 plus $6.45 per page $18.75 plus $12.85 per page $5.60 plus $1.95 per page
16(b)(i) Additional ELECTRONIC copy of transcript, or part of the transcript provided under (a) $19.60 per copy $19.60 per copy $5.90 per copy
16(b)(ii) Additional PAPER copy of transcript, or part of the transcript provided under (a) $1.90 per page $1.90 per page $0.55 per page

 

Civil Judgment Enforcements Registration Fees (Schedule)

 

1 Where the amount of Judgment does not exceed $10,000.00   $98.50    $148.00       -     
Where the amount of Judgment exceeds $10,000.00 $159.50 $240.00   - 
2 Registration of Foreign Judgment (SEPA) $83.50 $110.50   - 

 

Last updated: 1-Jul-2016

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