Fee Schedule 5 – Fees in migration cases

Fee Schedule 5 – Fees in migration cases

The following fees apply to all appeals to the Federal Court or Federal Circuit Court for migration matters.

These fees are effective from 1 January 2016. For fees payable prior to this see Archived versions of the Handbook.

Counsel's opinion

Service/proceeding Fee payable
Taking instructions, preparation of brief to Counsel to advise, peruse advice $904
Counsel’s fees $553

Appellants costs up to setting down for hearing

Service/proceeding Fee payable
All necessary costs including filing, appeal, all interlocutory steps, briefing Counsel $3379
Counsel’s fees: contentions of fact and law $482
Counsel’s fees: particulars $553

Respondent’s costs up to setting down for hearing

Service/proceeding Fee payable
All necessary costs including responding to appeal, interlocutory steps, briefing Counsel $2050
Counsel’s fees: contentions of fact and law $482
Counsel’s fees: particulars $553

Hearing costs

Service/proceeding Fee payable
Including preparation for hearing, briefing Counsel, attending Court on Appeal $2667
Counsel’s fees: per day $1809

Practitioners can claim these fees using ATLAS or submitting a tax invoice.