Our Australia process server will serve your documents fast and efficiently.
Process Server One serves legal documents in all countries of the world, including International Service of Process in Australia. Depending on your needs, we will serve your legal documents either through the Hague Service Convention, through our international network of private process servers, or by other appropriate process service methods, as allowed by law in Australia (see below).
Process Server One specializes in process service in Australia and has process servers in every area of the country, including Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, and every major city including Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, and more . Nationwide Process Service is one of the few firms that handles international service of process and offers competitive rates. Our job is to cut through the bureaucracy in order to get the service completed with as little delay as possible. We’ve developed close working relationships with key individuals in most countries throughout the world.
Process Server One is familiar with laws, customs and current practices in the countries where documents are to be served. With offices in 8 countries, serving major regions around the world, we consistently monitor current events and service strategies. Our business relationships with the judicial authorities in the U.S. Department of State and many countries allow us to have a better understanding of their procedures and requirements.
Why Choose Process Service Network?
Our extensive network of both process servers and connections get your documents delivered in a timely manner
We deliver your documents through methods that are accepted in all courts worldwide
We will serve your legal documents anywhere in the world
We provide you with a team of skilled, knowledgeable, diligent and competent international service specialists
We quote firm rates, in advance – with no hidden fees
The following is a summary of the methods available for service in Australia as well as a specific proposal for process 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.
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 in Australia.
Letters Rogatory is used for obtaining evidence or serving pleadings in countries which are not signers of 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.
None are required for this English-speaking nation.
Service of process*
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.