File and Pay

File and Pay provides an online alternative to filing documents and paying fees in person at a courthouse or by post. Please note payments must be made by debit or credit card only.

Epidemic Preparedness (COVID-19) Notice 2022 Expiration

The expiration of the Epidemic Notice means that electronic filing of documents in the District Court and Family Court (for on-notice proceedings) is generally no longer permitted under the rules.

District Court Process

Documents filed in the District Court may continue to be accepted electronically by leave of a registrar. If the participant wishes to seek leave to apply electronically by, they can do so by:

  • filing documents through the File and Pay service, or
  • email the Court.

By filing documents electronically we consider that you have applied for leave to file electronically and this leave will either be granted or declined as part of receiving and accepting your application.

Family Court Process

Electronic filing will no longer be available for on-notice family documents. Participants can still pay the filing fee through File and Pay, but will need to provide the Court an original copy of the documents. This can be done either in person or by post.

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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, PPT, Video formats
    • The maximum file size is 150MB.
    • Up to 10 files can be uploaded per filing.
    • The maximum total upload is 200MB per filing.
  • A debit card or credit card. Please note payments must be made by debit or credit card only.
  • 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.