District Court Fees Schedule

The following chart of a typical District Court action shows where fees are payable. 'Item' numbers below refer to items set out in the District Court (Fees) Regulations 2002 (WA).

Filing of Writ / Originating Summonses / Application (Corporate Law)  Fees Item 1 
Interlocutory Chamber Summons / Motion Fee Item 9 (and 10 if hearing proceeds for more than a day)
Entry for Hearing Fee Item 6
Pre Trial Conference  
Listings Conference Fee Item 7
Trial Fee Item 8
Judgment  
Taxation of Costs 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 1971 (WA) (RSC) 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 O13 r2. The schedule sets out the maximum amount of costs which the Court will accept for these purposes.

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).

If a fee is payable, a party may apply to have the Court defer, refund or reduce the fee. The application can be made by submitting a Form 2 (Application to Reduce Fees). The application is not required for a party in possession of a valid concession card seeking to reduce a filing fee, as this is an automatic process via the Electronic Document System (EDS).

District Court Fee Chart (effective 1 July 2019)

ItemDescriptionColumn A
Fee for individual or eligible entity
$
Column B
Fee for entity
$
Column C
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)

$965.00

$1,882.00

$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

$232.00

N/A

$69.50

3

On filing an application for an order made under the Spent Convictions Act 1988, section 6(1)

$141.00

N/A

$42.30

4(a)

On filing a counterclaim

$965.00

$1,882.00

$100.00

4(b)

On filing a third party notice

$965.00

$1,882.00

$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

$363.00

$626.00

$100.00

4(c)(ii)

Application to limit a period of time within which proceedings may be taken

$363.00

$626.00

$100.00

4(c)(iii)

Application for leave to serve a writ or notice of a writ out of jurisdiction

$363.00

$626.00

$100.00

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

$363.00

$626.00

$100.00

5

Commencing an Appeal in the District Court (including Registrars' Appeals): 

5(a)

Filing an Appeal Notice (including half day hearing)

$547.00

$1,415.00

$100.00

5(b)

Each additional half day allocated for hearing an Appeal

$424.00

$1,103.00

$100.00

6

Entry for Hearing a cause or matter (i.e. Entry for Trial) or Notice of Appointment to Hear an Originating Summons.

$965.00

$1,882.00

$100.00

7

Allocation of a hearing date, for each day allocated

$847.00

$2,206.00

$100.00

8

Daily hearing fee before a court constituted by a judge

$847.00

$2,206.00

$100.00

9

On filing, before a judge or registrar in chambers: 

9(a)

Interlocutory application or summons or motion returnable

$242.00

$472.00

$72.50

9(b)

Application for assessment of damages other than in an action for personal injury

$242.00

$472.00

$72.50

9(c)

Application for summary judgement

$242.00

$472.00

$72.50

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

$242.00

$472.00

$72.50

11(b)

In addition to the lodgement fee, a taxing fee at the rate of 2.5%

2.5%

2.5%

0.0%

12

Search fee (any record or proceeding)

$49.00

$49.00

$14.70

13(a)

Search - Electronic per action or matter provided to recipient

$2.20

$2.20

$0.65

13(b)

Search - Electronic - Annual Fee

$2,220.00

$2,220.00

$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.

$72.00

$72.00

$21.60

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.

$108.00

$108.00

$32.40

15(a)

Photocopy per page or part thereof - document of any kind including exhibits

$2.05

$2.05

$0.60

15(b)(i)

Photocopy Reasons for Judgment not more than 10 pages

$17.05

$17.05

$5.10

15(b)(ii)

For each copy consisting of 10 or more pages an additional fee per page

$2.20

$2.20

$0.65

15(c)

Certification under Seal

$23.50

$23.50

$7.05

15(d)

Certification under the hand of a Registrar

$46.30

$46.30

$13.90

16(a)(i)

For the provision of a transcript, or part of a transcript PROVIDED WITHIN 1 DAY after the day on which the fee is paid

$22.60 plus $9.30 per page

$22.60 plus $18.60 per page

$6.80 plus $2.80 per page

16(a)(ii)

For the provision of a transcript, or part of a transcript PROVIDED WITHIN 2 DAYS after the day on which the fee is paid

$22.60 plus $8.55 per page

$22.60 plus $17.05 per page

$6.80 plus $2.55 per page

16(a) (iii)

For the provision of a transcript, or part of a transcript PROVIDED WITHIN 4 DAYS after the day on which the fee is paid

$22.60 plus $8.05 per page

$22.60 plus $16.25 per page

$6.80 plus $2.40 per page

16(a)(iv)

For the provision of a transcript, or part of a transcript PROVIDED WITHIN 7 DAYS after the day on which the fee is paid

$22.60 plus $7.75 per page

$22.60 plus $15.45 per page

$6.80 plus $2.30 per page

16(a)(v)

For the provision of a transcript, or part of a transcript PROVIDED WITHIN 14 DAYS after the day on which the fee is paid

$22.60 plus $6.60 per page

$22.60 plus $13.20 per page

$6.80 plus $2.00 per page

16(a)(vi)

For the provision of a transcript, or part of a transcript provided on a running basis (i.e. periodically throughout or following the day of the proceedings)

$22.60 plus $9.90 per page

$22.60 plus $19.80 per page

$6.80 plus $2.95 per page

16(b)

For the provision of a copy of a transcript, or part of a transcript, where the transcript or part has already been provided to the person requesting the copy: 

16(b)(i)

Electronic format

$23.50 per copy

$23.50 per copy

$7.05 per copy

16(b)(ii)

Paper Copy

$2.30 per page

$2.30 per page

$0.70 per page

Civil Judgment Enforcement Registration Fees (Schedule)

ItemDescriptionColumn A
Fee for individual or eligible entity
$
Column B
Fee for entity
$
Column C
Fee for eligible individual
$

1

Where the amount of Judgment does not exceed $10,000.00

$118.50

$178.00

$35.50

 

Where the amount of Judgment exceeds $10,000.00

$192.00

$288.00

$57.50

2

Registration of Foreign Judgment (SEPA)

$100.50

$133.00

$30.10


Last updated: 1-Jul-2019

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