Forms and fees    


How to lodge a form and pay a fee

Complete the form with the relevant details and submit it to the relevant District Court registry by post or in person. You will also need to enclose or bring along the appropriate fee.

If you are posting the form, you may enclose a cheque, credit card authorisation or debit card authorisation for the fee amount.

If you choose to pay a fee in person at the registry, you may pay in cash, by cheque, EFTPOS or credit card (Visa card and Mastercard only).

Court transcripts

Link to Transcripts for more information and forms. 

Forms for general court services

Listed below are forms and fees for general District Court services.

Forms

Application to waive fees [PDF 116kb] [DOC 268kb]

Service and Execution of Process forms (see Service and Execution of Process Regulations 1993 Cth

See also the Guidelines for waiver, remission and postponement of fees. [PDF 46kb] [DOC 46kb]


Subpoena forms (criminal)

Forms            PDF formMS Word form
Subpoena to Witness to Give Evidence PDF 31kbDOC 35kb
Subpoena to Witness for Production PDF 26kbDOC 40kb
Subpoena to Witness for Production and to Give Evidence PDF 35kbDOC 42kb


Bail forms

Form name PDF form MS Word form
Application to be Acceptable Person - Security Agreement PDF 100kb DOC 46kb
Application to be Acceptable Person - Character Acknowledgment PDF 28kbDOC 31kb
Release Application / Grant of BailPDF 26kbDOC 29kb
Review Application (Application for Court to review bail) PDF 13kbDOC 31kb


Fees for general court services

The following fees are prescribed by the Civil Procedure Regulation 2012 and Criminal Procedure Regulation 2010 and are payable from 1 July 2016.

Please note, the Sheriff's Office also charges fees for its services, including for the service of documents.

 

Item  number 

Matter for which fee is payable

 

  Standard fee

Corporation fee

1

Issuing a subpoena (for production, to give evidence, or both)

$100

$200

2

Receipt by the registrar of a document or thing produced in compliance with a notice to produce under Part 34 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005

$82

$164

3

Filing or registering a copy or certificate of a judgment, order, determination, decree, adjudication or award of any other court or person under section 133 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005

$90

$180

4

Opening or keeping open the registry or part of the registry:

(a)  on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday

(b)  on any other day before 9 am or after 5 pm

$721

$1,442

5

Requesting production to the court of documents held by another court

$59

$118

6

Furnishing one or more sealed or certified copies of a judgment or order, or of the written opinion or reasons for opinion of any judicial or other officer of the court

$59

N/A 

7

Retrieving, providing access to and furnishing a copy of any document (otherwise than as provided for by items 6, 8 and 10)

$13, plus $7 for each 10 pages (or part of 10 pages) after the first 20 pages

N/A

8

Retrieving and providing access to, but not furnishing a copy of, any file or box of files, where the file or box of files is retrieved from:

a) the Government Records Repository or any other off-site storage facility (other than the State Archives)

 

(i) standard retrieval request - $14 per file or box of files

 

(ii) non-standard retrieval request (including urgent, high or after hours priority retrieval request or a retrieval request for deliver to or from a regional location outside the Sydney metropolitan area) - Such additional fee incurred by a court

 

(b) the State Archives, standard retrieval request - $34.50 per file or box of files

 

N/A

9

Supplying a duplicate recording of sound -recorded evidence -per cassette tape or disc

$51

N/A

10

Supplying a copy of a transcript of any proceedings:

(a) where the matter being transcribed is under 3 months old

$87, plus an additional $11 for each page after the first 8 pages

 

(b) where the matter being transcribed is 3 months old or older

$107, plus an additional $12.50 for each page after the first 8 pages

 

N/A

11

Providing any service for which a fee is not otherwise imposed by this Schedule

Note -  

A fee may not be imposed under this item except with the approval of the registrar.

$42

$84

12

Filing an application to commence summary proceedings brought in the District Court, other than proceedings brought by the secretary of an industrial organisation of employees $1813 N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

File forms online:

New South Wales Supreme, District and Local Courts.
Online Registry​​

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