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Patent fees

This page sets out some of the basic fees associated with patent applications. A full list of fees is available in Schedule 7 of the Patent Regulations 1991.

This information is current as at February 2015 and fees are subject to change. GST does not apply to these statutory fees under division 81 of the Goods and Services Act 1999.

New Application

See Patent application process for details about applying for a patent.

Schedule 7 ItemActionFee using eServicesFee by other means*
201Provisional Patent Application$110 $210
203Standard Complete Patent Application $370 $470
202Innovation Patent Application$180 $280
214APatent National Phase Entry Application$370 $470

*When filing a new application by other means (for example by mail) the lower fee will not apply.

Examination

See Request for examination for more information about examination for a standard or innovation patent.

Schedule 7 ItemActionFee
205Patent Examination Fee$490
207Innovation Patent Examination Request (Patentee)$500
208(a)Innovation 3rd Party Examination Request (3rd Party) $250
208(b)Innovation 3rd Party Examination Request (Patentee Payment) $250

Acceptance 

Schedule 7 ItemActionFee
213Standard Complete Patent - Acceptance $250

Continuation/Renewal Fees

Please note it is your responsibility to pay the maintenance fees. We do send out a reminder notice to those not being represented by a registered patent attorney, but these are a courtesy and IP Australia does not take  responsibility if you don't receive it for any reason. It is important that you maintain current contact details with IP Australia to help us ensure advice such as these reminders reach you.  Please use eServices to update your details as required.  

Standard Patent Renewals

Schedule 7 ItemActionFee using eServicesFee by other means*
211Standard Patent - 4th to 9th Anniversaries $300 $350
211Standard Patent - 10th  to 14th Anniversaries $500 $550
211Standard Patent - 15th to 19th Anniversaries $1120 $1170
211Standard Patent Pharmaceutical - 20th to 24th Anniversaries $2300 $2350
211Renewal Payment Late Fee $100 for each month, or part thereof that the fee is late.
Up to 6 Months
$100 for each month, or part thereof that the fee is late.
Up to 6 Months

*When renewing a Standard Patent by other means (for example by mail) the lower fee will not apply.

Innovation Patent Renewals

Schedule 7 ItemActionFee using eServicesFee by other means*
212Innovation Patent - 2nd to 4th Anniversaries$110 $160
212Innovation Patent - 5th to 7th Anniversaries$220 $270
212Renewal Payment Late Fee $100 for each month, or part thereof that the fee is late.
Up to 6 Months
$100 for each month, or part thereof that the fee is late.
Up to 6 Months

*When renewing an Innovation Patent by other means (for example by mail) the lower fee will not apply.

Extension of Time Fees

See Extension of time for information about applying for an extension of time.

Schedule 7 ItemActionFee
226Request for Extension of time. Error or Omission by the person concerned or by their agent s223(2)(a) $100 for each month or part of month for which the extension is being sought
227Request for Extension of time. Circumstances beyond the control of the person concerned s223(2)(b) $100
228Request for Extension of time. Circumstances where due care has been taken s223(2A) $100 for each month or part of a month for which the extension is being sought

PCT Fees

For information about the PCT Application process see International patent. See Applying for an international patent online for details about the electronic channels available for PCT applications.

Schedule 7 ItemActionFee
301Transmittal Fee $200
302International Search Fee  $2200
401International Filing Fee $1848
Plus for each page in excess of 30 $21
403Electronic filing discounts for: 
Using ePCT$278
Using PCT-SAFE filed in PDF format$278
Using PCT-SAFE filed in XML format$417
Additional International Search Fee $2200
Cost of preparing certified copy of Basic Document  $100 per document
304(a)PCT International Preliminary Exam - with Aust ISR $590
304(b)PCT International Preliminary Exam Without Aust ISR $820
402International Preliminary Examination Handling Fee$278

 

Last Updated: 07/4/2015

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