Guidelines for fee exemption, reductionWho can apply for a fee reduction or refund, and how?
In some cases a reduced fee may be sought for divorce applications, or decree of nullity, or in respect of other fees, an exemption if you hold certain government concession cards or you can demonstrate financial hardship.
- have been granted Legal Aid
- have received a ‘Notice of Exemption’ from an approved Community Legal Centre
- hold a health care card
- hold a health benefit card
- hold a pensioner concession card
- hold a Commonwealth seniors health card
- any other card issued by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) or the Department of Veterans' Affairs that certifies entitlement to Commonwealth health concessions
- are an inmate of a prison or are otherwise lawfully detained
- are a child under the age of 18 years
- are in receipt of Youth Allowance or Austudy or
- are receiving benefit under ABSTUDY.
If you want to know more, or are unsure about fees, call 1300 352 000 or visit your nearest family law registry.
- Application for exemption from fees - general
- Application for exemption from fees - financial hardship
- Application for reduction of payment of divorce or decree of nullity - general
- Application for reduction of payment of divorce or decree of nullity - financial hardship
- Guidelines for exemption of court fees
- Guidelines for reduced fee - divorce and decree of nullity application
- Payment of court fees - request for deferral
- Payment of court fees - request for refund