Stage 5 – appeals in the Family Court

Stage 5 – appeals in the Family Court

Under a stage 5 grant, fees are available (where applicable) for appeals in the Family Court in Commonwealth family law matters.

Appeal to a single judge

Service/proceedings Court Fee
5.1 – Preparation Family Court $2208
5.2 – Counsel daily fee Family Court $1157

Appeal to the full court

Service/proceedings Court Fee
5.3 – Preparation Family Court $1840
5.4 – Counsel daily fee Family Court $1489
Take judgment Family Court $209

Entitlements and conditions

  • The stage 5 grant is a lump sum grant.
  • Lawyers claiming these fees must use ATLAS unless they are not registered for GST, in which case a tax invoice can be submitted.
  • Counsel’s fees are not payable where matter is in the list but not reached.
  • Circuit fees (where applicable) are also payable (see fee table 4.3 – Counsel costs and daily circuit fees).
  • Instructing fees are not available for lawyers when counsel is briefed to appear in family law matters, other than for Independent Children’s Lawyers in limited circumstances.
  • The fee for taking judgment is available where the appearance is required on a separate day to receive the judgment.

This fee table is effective from 1 January 2017. For fees prior to this, see Archived versions of the Handbook.