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ERA Fee Scales

Note: ERA for Family Law early intervention mediation commences 10 Jan 2022.

Early Intervention Mediation

Solicitor Fee Scale and Disbursements: Early Intervention Mediation
Taking instructions and preparing for mediation$300
($150x2hrs)
Representing client at the mediation session$600
($150x4hrs)
Preparing consent orders to reflect agreement reached as a result of mediation$150
Disbursements
General disbursements$25
Interpreter fees (as needed) 
TOTAL$1,075
Mediator Fees*up to $1,000

*Each party will be required to pay half the costs of the mediator fees

Commonwealth Property Mediation Pilot

Solicitor Fee Scale and Disbursements: Commonwealth Property Mediation Pilot
Stage 1 Taking instructions and preparing for FDR$300
($150x2hrs)
Stage 1 FDR - representing client at the first FDR session$300
Stage 2 Taking instructions and preparation$300
Stage 2 FDR - representing client at the second FDR session$300
Preparing consent orders to reflect agreement reached as a result of FDR$150
Disbursements
  • Interpreter fees
  • Super disclosure fees
  • Property evaluation
  • Medical reports for future needs
At cost where approved
TOTAL$1350
Mediator fees and disbursements*
Stage 1 mediation$450 ($150x3hrs)
Stage 2 mediation$450 ($150x3hrs)
Travel costs disbursementat cost on an extension in exceptional circumstances

*Each party will be required to pay half the costs of the mediator fees

Prefiling Adoption Mediation Pilot

Solicitor Fees and Disbursements: Prefiling Adoption Mediation Pilot
Taking instructions and preparing for FDR $340 ($170x2hrs)
Representing client at mediation $680 ($170x4hrs)
Preparing consent orders to reflect agreement reached following mediation $170
Disbursements $80 maximum
TOTAL  $1170
Mediator fees and disbursements*
Mediator fees stage 1 mediation $680
Disbursements travel costs At cost on an extension in exceptional circumstances

*Each party will be required to pay half the costs of the mediator fees

Note: This fee scale uses the Solicitor Fee Scale for State matters.