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 2018 (unless stated otherwise). 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 $922
Counsel’s fees $564

Appellants costs up to setting down for hearing

Service/proceeding Fee payable
All necessary costs including filing, appeal, all interlocutory steps, briefing Counsel $3446
Counsel’s fees: contentions of fact and law $982 (effective
2 April 2018)
Counsel’s fees: particulars $564

Respondent’s costs up to setting down for hearing

Service/proceeding Fee payable
All necessary costs including responding to appeal, interlocutory steps, briefing Counsel $2091
Counsel’s fees: contentions of fact and law $982 (effective
2 April 2018)
Counsel’s fees: particulars $564

Hearing costs

Service/proceeding Fee payable
Including preparation for hearing, briefing Counsel, attending Court on Appeal $2720
Counsel’s fees: per day $1845

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