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June 21, 2024

Federal Court and Tribunal Fee Increases from 1 July 2024

Fee increases for Federal Courts and Tribunals have been officially gazetted and will take effect from 1 July 2024. These adjustments will impact application fees for various reviews and filings, reflecting an upward revision from the previous fee structure. Below is a detailed breakdown of the new fees.

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Fee Increases

From 1 July 2024, the application fees for reviews by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal will be as follows:

Type of ReviewNew FeePrevious FeeReduced Fee (50%)
Review of a migration decision under Part 5 of the Migration Act 1958$3,496$3,374$1,748
Review of a protection visa decision under Part 7 of the Migration Act 1958$2,151$2,076N/A

Note: The fee for a review of a protection visa decision is generally payable only if the application is unsuccessful.

Federal Circuit Court Fee Increases

The fees for filing an application with the Federal Circuit Court for a migration decision will also increase from 1 July 2024:

Type of ApplicationNew FeePrevious FeeReduced Fee
Full fee for filing an application$3,920$3,785N/A
Reduced fee under s 2.06A$1,960$1,890N/A

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Members seeking further details on these fee increases are advised to consult the Government gazette. Additional information is available on the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) website and the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia website.

These fee changes emphasize the necessity for applicants and practitioners to stay informed about the evolving costs associated with legal processes in Federal Courts and Tribunals.

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