File and Pay

File and Pay provides an online alternative to filing documents and paying fees in person at a courthouse or by post.

Courts that can usually accept electronic document filing and payment through File and Pay are the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the High Court as well as the following Tribunals:

  • Copyright Tribunal
  • Immigration & Protection Tribunal
  • Legal Complaints Review Officer
  • Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal
  • Real Estate Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Taxation Review Authority
  • Trans-Tasman Occupations Tribunal
  • Weathertight Homes Tribunal
  • Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal

Within the COVID-19 Protection Framework

All parties and counsel can file court documents and pay fees online. The File & Pay tool can also be used for the District Court, Environment Court, Employment Court and Tribunal proceedings.


How to use File and Pay

1. Before you start, you will need

You can use this service to:

  • File documents and pay fees
  • File documents only (for example, if you are also applying for a fee waiver)
  • Pay fees only (for example, if you are required to send a paper filing to the court). 

Your application will not be accepted for filing until your documents are checked for compliance, and payment has been confirmed. We will contact you if we have any questions relating to your filing.

If you are required to send a physical copy of your filing to the court, please attach a copy of the receipt you will receive following successful payment.

What the process involves

1. Before you start, you will need

  • All applicable documentation for the filing type.
    • Allowed formats: DOC, XLS, IMG, PDF.
    • The maximum file size is 50MB.
    • Up to 10 files can be uploaded per filing.
    • The maximum total upload is 100MB per filing.
  • A debit card or credit card.
  • Documentation to support non-payment, for example a fee waiver application, liquidator’s certificate, or reference number from prior payment.

2. Complete the online form

  • Complete all form fields (unless marked as optional).
  • Select the relevant fee option (where required).
  • Add all relevant documents.
  • Click either Submit and pay to complete your filing or Add another filing to add another filing to your transaction (you can add up to 10 per transaction).
  • Follow the instructions on the Windcave Payment screen (if payment is required).

3. Receive your confirmation e-mail and receipt

  • Check your e-mail to ensure you have received your confirmation e-mail.
  • The e-mail will contain your receipt.  Please keep this for your records.
  • If you are required to send a physical copy of your filing to the court, please ensure that you attach a copy of the receipt as proof of payment.

4. Contact us if you have queries

  • If you have any questions regarding your filing or your case, please contact your local court.
  • If you have any questions regarding the File and Pay service, please contact us.