Family Court of Western Australia


There are fees for filing certain applications, and for some hearings.

Fees from 1 July 2018

Application Fees

Application for Consent Orders (Form 11) $165
Application for Divorce (Form 3)

Reduced Fee $300

Initiating Application (Form 1)
Parenting OR Financial orders
Final orders only $345
Final AND interim orders $$465
Initiating Application (Form 1)
Parenting AND Financial orders
Final orders only $565
Final AND interim orders $685
Response to Initiating Application (Form 1A) $345
Interim Order Application (Form 2)
Parenting and/OR Financial orders
Application for Nullity (Form 1) $1275
Reduced fee $425
Application for Declaration as to validity (Form 1) $1275
Issue Subpoena (Form 14) $55

Hearing fees and setting down fees

Hearing fees can be paid online, see Payment Options for details.

There are fees for each day of a defended hearing for final orders. There are no hearing fees for procedural hearings, or hearings to prepare a case for trial.

When your case is prepared for trial and given a trial date, there is a setting down fee. This fee is for the court to allocate a trial date and begin preparing to decide your application, and includes the hearing fee for the first day of the trial. A setting down fee is not refundable, and must be paid no later than 28 days before the hearing.



Setting down for hearing fee (non-refundable)

Listed before a judge $860

Listed before a magistrate $630

Daily hearing fee – for each hearing day excluding the first hearing day.

 Case listed before a judge $860

Case listed before a magistrate $630

Conciliation Conference


Appeal fees



Notice of appeal to the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia from orders made by a Judge or a Family Law Magistrate (Form 20)


Application for leave to appeal to the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia


Setting down for hearing – appeal from magistrates court


Hearing fee for an appeal from magistrates court
(for each day excluding the first hearing day)


Application for leave to appeal under section 211 of the Family Court Act 1997 from an interlocutory order of a Magistrates Court


Fee Payment

Fees can be paid at the registry.

In person, using:

  • Mastercard, Visacard, EFTPOS debit card, or
  • cheque or postal/money order made payable to "The Family Court of WA".

By post, using:

Hearing fees and setting down fees can be paid through the eService payment gateway

To pay fees online, you will need the Payment ID (PID) number from the top left of your hearing fee statement.

Fee exemption and reduction

If you hold certain Government concession cards, are receiving certain types of government support, or you can demonstrate financial hardship, you may be eligible for a fee reduction or exemption. See the fee reductions and exemptions page for details.

Amending an application

If you amend your application, and a new type of order is requested, the fee applicable will be assessed on the type of new issue added. For example, if an Initiating Application (Form 1) is made for parenting orders, and subsequently amended to include Property and Financial orders, there will be an additional filing fee of $345.

More information

If you would like any more information on court fees, read the Court Fees brochure or contact the registry.

Last updated: 1-May-2019

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