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Magistrates' Court
of Victoria
Fees and Costs Ready Reckoner
Fees
: S.R No. 79/2022 - Effective 25 September 2022
Professional Costs
: S.R No.128/2023 - Effective 1 January 2024
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C
D
D
E
F
G
All Monetary Complaints
:
Notices on a Debt,
Liquidated Amount, Motor Vehicle Claim
Less than
$500
$500 to
$1,000
Over $1,000 to
less than $5,000
$5,000 to less
than $7,500
$7,500 to
$10,000
Over $10,000 to
less than $20,000
$20,000 to
less than
$40,000
*$40,000 to
less than
$70,000
$70,000 &
over
Filing Fee
$162.2 $162.2
$338.7
$338.7
$338.7
$515.2
$515.2
$772.7
$772.7
Necessary certificates x 2 (Item 19)
$116
$206
$206
$242
$292
$292
$364
$424
$514
Professional (Item 1 - Complaints)
$260
$545
$545
$668
$804
$804
$998
$1,202
$1,436
Service (Item 76)
$86
$86
$86
$86
$86
$86
$86
$86
$86
TOTAL
$624.2 $999.2
$1,175.7
$1,334.7 $1,520.7
$1,697.2 $1,963.2
$2,484.7 $2,808.7
Professional (Item 6 - Counterclaim & Third party notice)
$139
$287
$287
$352
$421
$421
$520
$628
$752
$515.2
Other Professional Costs
Warrant (Item 69)
$67
$138
$138
$163
$205
$205
$257
$308
$362
Summons for Oral Examination (Item 70)
$69
$165
$165
$200
$220
$220
$279
$338
$393
Necessary Affidavit (Item 31)
$117
$243
$243
$294
$352
$352
$442
$520
$607
Application for Order (Item 29)
$54
$54
$54
$54
$54
$54
$54
$54
$54
Instructions to Defend (Item 5)
$120
$258
$258
$320
$382
$382
$476
$572
$687
Order for Substituted Service (Item 80)
$176
$318
$318
$377
$444
$444
$560
$660
$768
Necessary notice/certificate/undertaking (Item 19)
$58
$103
$103
$121
$146
$146
$182
$212
$257
OTHER CIVIL FEES & COSTS
Issue Fees
Fee With preparation
Interstate Registration Fees and Costs
Claim or Counterclaim (other than monetary relief)
$162.2
A claim filed in the Industrial Division
$159.0
Interstate Registration
$20.7
Application for Order
$47.7
$77.9
Professional Costs (Item 75)
$90.0
(Claim <$7,500)
46A Summons / 46B Rehearing Application
$168.5 $198.7
$133.0
(Claim $7,500 or over)
Summons for Oral Examination (including hearing)
$111.3
Certificate for Supreme Court
$22.0
$52.5
Application for Attachment of Earnings
$159.0
CRIMINAL FEES
Attachment of Earnings/Debt Order
$22.3
$52.5
Issue Fee on Charge/Lodgeable Infringement Offences
One offence
$90.6
Civil hearing fees
More than one offence
$136.7
Court Hearing Fee (after 1st day)
$663.0
Mediation Fee
$287.8
Applications under the Road Safety Act
Appl or Appeal under the RSA
(excl. extension of time)
$90.6
Warrant Fees
Issue of Warrant to Seize Property/Warrant of Delivery
$19.1
Sheriff's Warrant Fee (payable to Sheriff)
$218.0
GENERAL FEES
Issue fees
With preparation
Applications under the Judgment Debt Recovery Act
Subpoena/witness summons
$42.9
Summons for Examination
$168.5
Certified Extract
$22.3
$52.5
Instalment Application/Agreement/Vary/Cancel
$38.2
Preparation of document by the registrar
$30.2
Service Costs
Search, retrieval and photocopying fees
Attempted Service (Item 78)
$59.0
Search, inspection, retrieval or access fee
$27.0
Service by Post (Item 77)
$15.0
Photocopying/printing any document
60c/per page
Allowance per km (Item 79)
$0.81
*Note: Filing fee for a complaint of exactly $40,000 is
Effective 1 January 2024