From 1 July the main filing fees and search fees for everyday legal practice in South Australia have increased. Thankfully this financial year has not seen any major increases.

The below figures are intended to be current as at 1 July. They will change in due course and from time to time. Please let me know if you find any errors.

Probate
Application fee
    Gross assets < $200,000 $780
    $200,000 to $500,000 $1,560
    $500,000 to $1 million $2,079
    > $1 million $3,118
Caveat $35
Summons $295
Public trustee accounts review fee $219
State courts
Supreme Court $2,472 / $3,489
District Court $1,239 / $1,746
Magistrates Court $311 / $526
Minor civil action $143
Bill of costs $74
Searches $23.10
Copies $4.80 / $7.90 pp
Transcript $16 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 $160
Title search $28.25
Document image $10.40/$11.20
Priority notice $20.80
SA Water certificate of charges $13.40
Special meter reading $15.90
Land tax certificate $32.50
ESL certificate $15.50
Section 7 fees ($345.80 to $496.25)
Property interest report $290
Council search $23.30 (urgent $34.75)
Council certificate of charges $32.50
NRM search $25.75
Strata/Community title documents $60 (plus $6 GST if applicable) – no known change
Community title by-laws $47.25

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