The amount of the fee that you will pay will depend on the nature of the service to be provided. For example, if you are issuing a subpoena you will pay the fee found at item 14 in the Schedule of fees. If you are commencing an appeal in the court the amount of the fee will depend on the class and type of appeal. For example, if you are commencing a tree dispute proceeding the amount of the fee will be found at item 4 of the Schedule of fees.

Information about how to waive, postpone or remit court fees is available at Waiver, postponement or remission of court fees.

Methods of payment

The registry accepts the following methods of payment for court fees:

  • Bank Cheques
  • Solicitor Firm Cheques (NOTE: Personal cheques are not accepted for the payment of court fees)
  • EFTPOS, including debit cards and major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, AMEX)
  • Cash
  • Money Order

Payments by cheque or money order should be drawn in favour of the "Land and Environment Court of NSW"

EFTPOS/credit card payments can be made in person at the registry counter. If the cardholder is absent, payment can be made through the LEC Simple Payment Portal. The court registry will send a link to the cardholder by email or SMS text message for secure payment.

What if I cannot afford to pay a court fee?

Part 4 of the Civil Procedure Regulation 2017 provides that fees may be waived or postponed in certain circumstances. You will need to complete the following application form and supply any supporting documentation either specifically requested on the form, or that you feel will assist your application.

A Registrar will then determine your application in accordance with the ​Attorney-General's guidelines for waiving and postponing court fees.

Last updated:

24 Jan 2022

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