Last updated: 
15 March 2016

The 'General payments' request is an important enhancement to our online services functionality. It allows registered users of our online services to pay for an invoice, outstanding fee for any IP right, invitation-to-pay or any other ad hoc payment (such as annual attorney fees).

The 'General payments' link is located within the 'My Payments' menu on our online services home screen.

The 'General payments' request caters for a variety of payment types, such as: 

  • underpayments for all IP right types
  • qualified person renewal fee
  • document request services, including freedom of information requests (once an invoice has been issued to the customer)
  • any ad hoc payment types (such as annual attorney fees).

This functionality is only for those payment types not already available through their own specific transaction channel within our online services. Payments that can't be made through the 'General payments' request include: IP Right renewals, trade mark (standard and headstart), patent, design and plant breeder's rights application fees and trade mark registration fees. 

The payment selection screen is where you will need to select your payment type.

Please note that payments can only be made by Visa or Mastercard.