Standard Filing Fee
The Supreme Court Probate Application Filing Fee as at 1 January 2020 is $722.60 (Updated Fee Legislation Introduced).
Reduced Filing Fee
Government initiatives have introduced the ability for eligible Pensioners and other Government Concession Card holders to make Application to the Supreme Court Registrar for a Reduced Filing Fee to lower the filing fee to $131.80. Where there are multiple Executors acting jointly but only one Executor holds a Government Concession Card the Reduced Filing Fee can still apply.
The main obstacle that some Executors have discovered is that the Reduced Filing Fee is not automatic and must be actively applied for by Application. Failure to make the Reduced Filing Fee Application in addition to a Probate Application or to substantiate a claim results in the Supreme Court Registry charging $722.60 for the standard filing fee.
Brisbane Supreme Court Registry Contact Details:
Address: QEII Courts of Law Complex, 415 George Street, Brisbane Qld 4000.
Postal Address: PO Box 15167, City East Qld 4002.
Telephone: (07) 3247 4313
All applications for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration are filed in the central Supreme Court Registries of Queensland. No other lower Courts issue or process applications for Probate in Queensland.
The filing fee can be paid in a variety of ways as follows:
1. Credit Card – By completing a Supreme Court Credit Card Payment Advice for card not present transactions. Click the enclosed link for a copy of the Form;
2. Cheque – A cheque made out to the “Department of Justice & Attorney-General” for the sum of $722.60; or
3. In Person – you can attend to the Registry which is open to the public and pay in person. Read More
Filing a Probate Application:
Applications in Queensland can be filed in person at the Supreme Court Registry or submitted by post. Postal filings should only be used if the application is complete in its entirety (including all executed documents in the presence of a qualified witness) and a credit card payment authority or cheque for the filing fee is enclosed in the envelope.
Failing to provide payment will result in an application not been filed at all, nor does the Registry suggest that the function of receiving and filing documents imply compliance.