Welcome to the new version of the Patents Manual. Please note there are changes to the numbering and sequence of the chapters and pages in the manual. You are encouraged to take the time to explore and familiarise yourself with this new structure. Fees for amendments

Date Published


Amendment fees depend on the type and timing of the amendment request.

The current fee amounts are listed in Schedule 7 of the Regulations.

Examination practice

Voluntary amendments

There is a fee for voluntary amendment requests. These are amendments requested:

  • before examination has been requested; or
  • after a patent has been accepted.

(Schedule 7, items 222 and 224)

Fees are payable for each separate voluntary amendment request.

These fees are not refundable (see Doing business with us > Refunds on the IP Australia website).

Amendments in response to or anticipation of examination

There is no fee for amendment requests filed in response to or anticipation of examination.

If the applicant has paid a fee for such an amendment, notify CEG. They will automatically refund the fee as an overpayment.

Unpaid fees

If the fee has not been paid, the request should not be examined. Follow the procedures outlined in Payment of fees.

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended

Published for testing

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