On this page:
- Information about fees in the Employment Court
- Information about forms in the Employment Court
- Frequently used forms
- Other forms
- Forms used when serving a defendant overseas (other than in Australia)
- Forms for a case involving a defendant in Australia (and the Trans-Tasman Proceeding Act 2010 Applies
- If you can't access these forms
There are two types of fees in the Employment Court:
- Filing fees (as listed in the Forms table below) are payable at the time of or before documents are filed. Please refer to the 'Ways to pay the fee' table below.
- Hearing fees are payable after the hearing for each half day of hearing after the first day. The hearing fee for a half day hearing is currently $250.44. Generally it is the responsibility of the plaintiff/applicant to pay the hearing fees. The invoice for the hearing fees will be sent to that party or their representative. The Employment Court will no longer be accepting cheques from 1 June 2021.
Ways to pay the fee
You can pay the filing fee online using File and Pay.To file the documentation, you must post or deliver a physical copy to the court. You must include a copy of the File and Pay online receipt as proof of payment.Please note: At this stage, File and Pay cannot accept online filing of documentation for Employment court applications.
Internet banking (direct credit)
To make your payment by direct credit, please use the bank account information and payment reference provided below:
Please note: The application will not be able to be confirmed until the receipt of the fee is confirmed as received, which would normally be on the morning of the next working day. However, if the receipt of the fee is confirmed the application will be recorded as filed on the date the fee was paid.
You can pay the required fee either in cash or using EFTPOS, debit or credit card at the court counter (please do not send cash in the post).
The forms can be downloaded when selected from the below list in Word document. Upon downloading please delete the red instructions from the Word document before filing.
Find out more about completing, filing and serving documents and paying the filing fee.
Frequently used forms
Forms used when serving a defendant overseas (other than in Australia)
Forms for a case involving a defendant in Australia (and the Trans-Tasman Proceeding Act 2010 applies)
From 11 October 2013, new arrangements for resolving civil disputes with people in Australia came into effect. Arrangements under the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010(external link) and associated Employment Court (Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010) Amendment Regulations 2013 (external link)have made resolving civil disputes with people in Australia simpler, cheaper and more efficient.
Find out more about Trans-Tasman Proceedings (external link)
In addition to the Employment Court Regulations forms referred to in the tables above, the following forms should be used when a defendant (or in some cases, a witness) is in Australia and where the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 applies:
If you can't access these forms
If you can't use these forms in Microsoft Word or can't open the PDF, you can find them online in Employment Court Regulations 2000(external link)
Or go to the High Court Rules(external link)
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