Fees and charges

Court fees effective from 1 July 2021


How to make a payment

In person: at a Magistrates Court when lodging forms by cash, debit card, cheque or money order.
By post: cheques and money orders may be sent with forms, made payable to ‘Magistrates Court of Tasmania’
By phone: debit card only

The Court Registrar or delegate may waive, reduce, refund, or postpone payment of any fee where it appears that the payment of that fee would, owing to the exceptional circumstances of the particular case, involve undue hardship.

Please contact the Magistrates Court for further information regarding a Fee Waiver Application.

See the Contact page for details of the Court closest to your location.

Fees - Administrative Appeals Division

Fee Unit = $1.65 as at 1 July 2021
Document or serviceFee
Application under S15(1) for order that person is entitled to statement of reasons $99.00
Application under S15(2) for order that person made request within a reasonable time $99.00
Application under S16(1) for order that decision-maker provide statement of reasons $99.00
Application under S16(2) for order that decision-maker provide adequate statement of reasons $99.00
Application under S17 for review of reviewable decision $99.00
Application under S20 for extension of time to make application for review $99.00
Application under S23 for order to suspend operation of a decision or stay of proceedings under a decision $99.00
Transcript (each page) $3.30

Administrative Charges

Fee Unit = $1.65 as at 1 July 2021
Document or serviceFee
DVD/CD audio-recordings (per disc) $33.00
Video-conferencing charges $110.00
Audio-conference charge (per conference call, ex GST) $50.00
Room hire charges (per day, ex GST) $200.00
Photocopying charges (per page) where not prescribed $1.65
Mediation/Conciliation fee (ex GST) $300.00

Fees - Civil Division

Fee Unit = $1.65 as at 1 July 2021
Document or serviceFee

(Includes Appeals Cost Fund fee of $8.25 where applicable)

Filing fee for claim for a sum of money ($1-$5,000) (Minor Civil Claim) $123.75
Filing fee for claim for a sum of money ($5,001 and over) $239.25
Filing fee for a claim other than for a sum of money $239.25
Filing fee for a counter-claim $123.75
Filing fee for a claim filed under the Residential Tenancy Act 1997 $66.00
Fee on taxation of bill of costs $90.75
Filing fee on any enforcement process $41.25
Filing fee for an interlocutory application $41.25
Filing fee for a judgment summons $3.50
Bailiff's fee on execution of any enforcement process $173.25
Fee for any transcript (each page) $3.30
Fee for inspection of records or other documents held in registry $16.50
Fee for copy of records or other documents supplied by registrar $8.25

Fees - Coronial Division

Fee Unit = $1.65 as at 1 July 2021
Document or serviceFee
Fee for a copy of any other document relating to an investigation or inquest (each page) $1.65
Fee for a copy of coroner's findings (each page) $1.65
Fee for a copy of post-mortem report (each page) $1.65
Fee for a copy of any other document relating to an investigation or inquest (each page) $1.65
Transcript (each page): a) if the court does not require a transcript $3.30
Transcript (each page): b) if the court does require a transcript $1.65
Fee for copy of audio recording of proceedings (each disc or tape) $33.00

Fees - Criminal Division

Fee Unit = $1.65 as at 1 July 2021
Document or serviceFee
Appeal Costs Fund fee - payable by defendants upon conviction $3.30
Fee for preparation of a Complaint and Summons or any other document (each defendant) $33.00
Filing fee on any document e.g. Applications for restraint order, family violence order, restricted drivers licence etc. $33.00
Service fee on any document $18.15
Fee on warrant of apprehension $82.50
Fee on warrant of commitment in the case of non-payment of a monetary penalty not executed in court $82.50
Fee for a transcript if the court does not require a transcript (each page) $3.30
Fee for a transcript if the court does require a transcript (each page) $1.65
Fee for a copy of a recording provided to a person (each disc) $33.00
Fee for the issue of certificate of conviction $41.25
Fee for a copy of any other document (per page) $1.65

Fee Unit = $1.65 as at 1 July 2021
Document or serviceFee
Filing fee for Application under the Surrogacy Act 2013 $107.25