We are process service experts ready to serve anyone in 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 serving legal documents in Australia. Start with a free consultation by filling the forms to the right, or learn more about our Australian process servers below.
Process Server One started serving legal documents more than 30 years ago. We’ve aided law firms , 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 2022’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 process service through the Hague Service Convention is available in Australia. It typically takes less than three months (sometimes less than one) to complete Hague Convention Service in Australia. Our most experienced process servers have worked closely with government officials and members of the Central Authority of here, and in many cases this helps expedite your service. If you are curious about the status of your assignment, we offer status updates on all Hague Service Convention process service requests. Contact us using the forms on this page to serve your legal documents in Australia as soon as possible.
In countries where formal process service methods are not recognized, private process servers deliver legal papers informally (in person) directly to the business or individual’s address. If you do not know the correct address to serve a person or business, we can find it for you immediately. In many nations, informal (in person) service of legal documents works the same way as it does in the United States or United Kingdom. However, remote locations (especially those in nations outside North America) may take longer to serve due to private security or other commonly-used services to help avoid the service of legal documents. Rest assured, we have more than three decades of practice and will keep you updated throughout the process service assignment. Our process service specialists complete most informal (in person) service assignments in less than 4 weeks and can make a next-day service attempt in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and more. Contact us using the forms on this page to serve your legal documents in Australia as soon as possible. Note: This is the proper process service method for serving U.S. military personnel.
Letters Rogatory is another option for obtaining evidence during discovery or notifying a person or business of legal action you are taking against them. This process takes longer than others; however, Letters Rogatory are recognized are a formal method of international process service. In many nations, it is the only formal method available because they are not members of the Hague Service Convention.
None are required for this English-speaking nation.
Service of process*
Letters Rogatory: Call to request a quote.
Plus $165.00 government fee
International Rush Delivery: Call to request price details.
*All fees are per defendant/address
** Estimated rate. Please supply the service address and we will confirm the exact fee
Translation: $0.38 per word (proper nouns not translated)
Notary: Not available in all countries. Inquire for cost and details. This country uses the apostille process to obtain a notary seal on the aos/pos. This is conducted and completed by appointment only with the local Embassy or the Ministry.
Copies: Billed at local rates per page. Inquire for cost and details. For Formal Process Service, six (6) complete sets are required at the time of submission.
Special Messenger (Fed Ex, DHL, etc.): Regular submissions to Special Authorities such as the Hague, local Embassy, or the Ministry, often sit unopened for a long time. Therefore, we recommend submission by Special Messenger. Billed at local rates if needed or requested.
Status Update: In matters where a timely update from the local Embassy or Ministry is not forthcoming. Timely updates often require an in-person status check to obtain updates. Fee: $350.00 per status update.