We are process service experts ready to serve Australia as soon as this week. Start your litigation or move it forward with our Australia process service company, Process Server One, offering three decades of experience as Australia process servers. Start with a free consultation by filling the forms to the right, or learn more about our Australia process servers below.

Process Server One started serving legal documents more than 30 years ago. We’ve aided law firms and state and federal agencies, building close relationships with government officials including members of the U.S. Department of State. By continually serving legal documents abroad, we’ve built expertise with foreign process service laws. And today, Process Server One serves in more than 80 countries with rush service available everywhere.

With offices serving major regions around the world, we are well networked throughout every continent. Process Server One has Australian process servers located in both metropolitan and rural areas. Our Australia process service company is recommended for their due diligence and staying up to date with 2021’s fastest process service methods.

Our Australia process servers keep clients up to date through Process Server One’s online portal, which makes it easy to request an update on any assignment in progress. For a small fee, our Australia process service company will file your Proof of Service with the appropriate court (just ask before we begin). In addition to serving papers, our Australia process service company gladly helps to track, trace, and locate missing people or businesses as it relates to process service. A skip trace can quickly reveal new information to get your case back in progress.

By tracking legal changes and current events, Process Server One’s Australia process servers understand the best ways to expedite assignments and beat pressing deadlines. In addition to rush service, we offer to serve your legal paperwork informally (which can save months of time compared to formal service through the Hague Convention).

Note: Process service in Australia (formal and informal) can vary greatly because customs and traditions lead to delays year-round. If you choose rush service, Process Server One’s private network of Australian process servers and government officials may be able to minimize slowdowns despite the circumstances. Bring any specific questions to a free consultation with our experts.

Details on Service of Process in Australia

Before Australia converted its processes to the Hague Service Convention on November 1, 2010, service of process from the U.S. to Australia could be completed by simply hiring an Australian process service company. Today, many courts in Australia have no problems processing legal documents served by private process servers despite the Hague Service Convention being in force. Furthermore, the Australian Central Authority has not specified its terms regarding who is considered a judicial officer as it relates to Article 10 of the Hague Service Convention.

Alternative Channels for Service of Process in Australia

Depending on the state or territory, process service by mail is legal in some places in Australia. Process service by mail, in all cases, requires a signed receipt.

Note: There are several common issues with process service by mail even while adhering to the Hague Service Convention. All local rules must be followed without a misstep. Process service from abroad is considered acceptable in the event that the area hasn’t specifically dismissed the option.

What Makes Process Server One a Reliable Australia Process Service Company?

  • Fair and up-front pricing on every assignment. Every time. Without hidden fees
  • Service methods accepted by all courts worldwide
  • Licensed and registered international process servers with decades of experience
  • Rush service available to beat deadlines, serving over 80 nations globally since 1986

Request an immediate status update from our Australia process servers at no additional charge. We stay up-to-date on the rules of international service of process through intelligence briefings provided directly from the United States Department of State. Our notes on the socio-political conditions in nations we serve are provided by the Central Intelligence Agency. Speed of service may take longer than usual in turbulent regions.

Warning: Many websites offer international service of process to Australia at suspiciously low prices. Beware of scam services created by unlicensed companies, especially those offering contracts with unfair or nonexistent refund policies. Some companies offer only a single attempt at service and have no way to overcome common issues like address information that is not up-to-date. Process Server One is prepared for each of these scenarios and more. Contact our Australia process servers with any questions today.

This information is not legal advice. Bring any specific questions to our Australia process servers by calling 855-545-1303. Achieving an enforceable judgment depends on the method of service that you choose. Our Australia process servers recommend taking time to carefully select the service method that is best to achieve your legal goals.

Specializing In Hard-To-Serve International Service of Process Assignments

To begin an international process service assignment to Australia, we will need the following:

  • PDF versions of service documents uploaded to our website (click here to begin)
  • Your defendant’s name, an up-to-date address for service, your preferred speed and method of service (formal, informal, etc.)

Here’s How Our Australia Process Service Company Works

FORMAL SERVICE

Many countries are signatories to The Hague Service Convention (treaty) that governs service of process to be affected between participating nations; Australia is one of them. Service may be made by formal service through the Central Authority which itself arranges for service by methods prescribed in that country. Documents to be served in accordance with this method must be translated into the official language of the country where the documents will be served. The time frame can range from 3 to 4 months.

Advantage: Enforceable judgment.

Disadvantage: The time frame is generally longer than the informal method.

INFORMAL SERVICE

Private process servers may serve documents in most countries, whether a signer of The Hague Service Convention, or not. Service is normally handled in a manner like methods used in the United States, although completion of the service usually takes longer. Customs and traditions in Australia tend to lead to a slower pace and less rigid work habits. Service may take a month or longer, but informal service is usually faster than the formal method. Many process servers who we employ are off-duty police officers or other government officials who can, in certain cases, exercise their official capacity to complete the service. Since we pay the process server a bonus (at our own expense) for prompt service, the normal delays are usually reduced. Currently, the time frame for the completion of informal service is approximately 2 weeks.

Advantage: The time frame is generally shorter than the formal method.

Disadvantage: Judgment “may” not be enforceable in Australia.

LETTERS ROGATORY

Letters Rogatory is used for obtaining evidence or serving pleadings in countries that have not signed the Hague Service Convention. They are a request from a court in the United States to a court in a foreign country requesting international judicial assistance related to service of process. This method is time-consuming, cumbersome, and should be used only when other options are not available. The use of this method may result in habitual time delays of up to 1 year in the execution of requests. This method should only be used if no treaty is in force or if you are serving a Subpoena.

TRANSLATIONS

None are required for this English-speaking nation.

RATES

Service of process*

Formal: $800.00

Informal: $1400.00

Letters Rogatory: $1500.00 (+ Embassy Fee of $2300.00)

Expedited Informal: $2700.00 (within 30 days, guaranteed)

*All fees are per defendant/address

Translation: Not required

Notary: not available in all countries. Inquire for cost and details. 

Copies: billed at local rates per page. Inquire for cost and details.