To apply for a divorce, you must complete an Application for divorce and file it with the Court. Once complete, the divorce application must be signed before a person who is authorised to witness affidavits; for example a lawyer or Justice of the Peace. It should then be filed with the Court together with two copies. You can file the application, in person or by post, at your nearest family law registry. A fee is also payable at the time of filing. As at 1 October 2006, the fee to file an Application for Divorce in the Federal Magistrates Court is $405.