It’s the start of the new financial year and so, as is ordinary practice, various government filing fees and search fees are on the rise.

The figures are intended to be current as at 1 July. They will change in due course and several of them are likely to change from 1 January. Please let me know if you see any errors.

Probate
Application fee
    Gross assets < $200,000 $763
    $200,000 to $500,000 $1,526
    $500,000 to $1 million $2,034
    > $1 million $3,051
Caveat $34.30
Summons $289
Public trustee accounts review fee $214
State courts
Supreme Court $2,419 / $3,414
District Court $1,212 / $1,708
Magistrates Court $304 / $515
Minor civil action $140
Bill of costs $72.50
Searches $23.10
Copies $4.70 / $7.75 pp
Transcript $15.70 pp
Federal Circuit Court – Family Law
Divorce (concession / normal) $290 / $865
Single application (normal/ interim) $330 / $445
Property and childrens application $545 / $660
Conciliation conference $380
Federal Circuit Court – Other
General fee $615 / $1,485
Interlocutory fee $360 / $895
Bankruptcy application $1,445 / $3,475 / etc.
Conveyancing
General LTO fee $157
Title search $27.75 / $33
Document image $10.20/$10.80
Priority notice $20.35
SA Water certificate of charges $15.40
Special meter reading $15.60
Land tax certificate $31.75
ESL certificate $15.20
Section 7 fees ($338.55 to $455.80)
Property interest report $284
Council search $22.80 (urgent $34)
Council certificate of charges $31.75
Strata/Community title documents $60 (plus $6 GST if applicable) – no known change
Community title by-laws $47.25

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