Fees for NSW Fair Trading services

Select from the below the specific schedules of fees, for services provided by NSW Fair Trading.

* indicates where online transaction discounts are available.

From 1 July 2018 most of the fees and charges for services that Fair Trading provides, including those for licensing, have changed to reflect the rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). These adjustments are in line with the system of annual CPI based adjustments to Fair Trading's fees and charges introduced in 2000.

The annual review system for fees enables businesses and consumers to plan for small, regular price increases, rather than be faced with irregular 'jumps' in costs.

The fees NSW Fair Trading charges assist us to deliver a high standard of services to our customers.

An increasing number of licence renewal services provided by Fair Trading are available online. Licensing transactions made online attract a 10 percent discount to the processing component of the fee or $5, whichever is greater.

Where Fair Trading refuses an application, it has already incurred the cost of processing that application. The Licensing and Registration (Uniform Procedures) Act 2002 allows Fair Trading to keep the processing fee to cover some of its costs and refund the balance of the total fee when the application is refused.

Fee units

On 1 July 2017, Fair Trading introduced fee units in order to provide a simple mechanism for fees to be automatically adjusted each year. Fees have been expressed in Fair Trading legislation as fee units rather than dollar amounts. While fees have been expressed in Fair Trading legislation as fee units, the fees will be published on the Fair Trading website in dollar amounts.

From 1 July 2018, fees will be automatically adjusted each year by changing the value of a fee unit to account for the change in CPI. Fee units will reduce the cost to Fair Trading and taxpayers, from having to manually adjust every fee each year.

NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) fees

From 1 January 2014, the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT) became part of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) as the Consumer and Commercial Division.

For information on the NCAT fees, visit the NCAT website.

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