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 or Item 2 * See note at foot of fee schedule.
Fees Item 8 (and 9 if hearing proceeds for more than a day)
Fee Item 5
Fee Item 6
Fee Item 7 (If allocation at item 6 exceeded)
Fee Item 10
Reduction and Waiver 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 waive the fee. The application must be made by submitting a Form 2 (Application to Remit 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 1 December 2012)
Per-Injury / Individuals
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 or 8) (to include $0.20 under Suitors Fund Act) (Also includes:
On filing a:
(b) a third party notice;
(c) an application:
(i) to extend a period of time within which proceedings may be taken;
(ii) to limit a period of time within which proceedings may be taken;
(iii) for leave to serve a writ or notice of a writ of jurisdiction;
(iv) for leave to appeal;
(d) any other application for which no fee has been provided in this schedule. (This covers, for instance, Notice of Contribution).
On filing an application for an extraordinary licence under the Road Traffic Act 1974, section 76(1) or on filing an application for removal of life disqualification from holding a motor drivers licence under Road Traffic Act 1974, section 78 (1)
On filing an application for an order made under the Spent Conviction Act 1988, section 6(1)
Commencing an Appeal in the District Court (including Registrars' Appeals)
(a) Filing an Appeal (including half day hearing fee)
(b) Each additional half day allocated for hearing an Appeal
Service & Execution of Process Act (SEPA) (applies to ARJ register)
Civil J/Ment Enforcement Act
Civil J/Ment Enforcement Act
Entry for Hearing a cause or matter (Entry for Trial) or Notice of Appointment to Hear an Originating Summons.
Allocation per day (Trial/Appeal)
Daily hearing fee (Trial/Appeal)
On filing an;
(i) Interlocutory application or summons or motion returnable;
(ii) Application for assessment of damages other than in an action for personal injuries;
(iii) Application for summary judgment, before a judge or registrar in chambers;
Add Chamber Day (each additional day)
Tax Costs Lodgement
Tax Costs %
Search - Electronic
Search – Electronic – Annual Fee
Production - An application for the production of records, documents that are required to be produced to any court, tribunal, arbitrator or umpire.
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.
Photocopy per page or part thereof - document of any kind including exhibits
Photocopy Reasons for Judgment (< 10 pages)
Additional page (> 10 pages)
Certification under Seal
Certification under the hand of a Registrar
Copy of Transcript. Each page or part of a page
Copy of Transcript in Electronic format. If fee has been paid under item (a) for each day of transcript
Copy Transcript where fee under (a) paid by applicant for copy Each page or part of a page
Civil Judgment Enforcements Registration Fees (Schedule)
Where the amount of Judgment does not exceed $10,000.00
Where the amount of Judgment exceeds $10,000.00
Registration of Foreign Judgment (SEPA)