If you and the plaintiff come to an agreement about the case, you can ask the court to make orders based on your agreement. This is called a consent judgment or order.
To find out how to apply for a consent judgment or order, follow the steps in the guide on this page.
Your agreement should include:
what goods will be returned and when they will be returned if the claim is about goods.
Your agreement should also deal with the payment of legal costs. You may agree that one party will pay costs of the other or that each party will pay their own costs.
You need one form:
Form 44 – Consent judgment/order.
You can get blank copies of the form from:
Uniform Civil Procedure Rules (UCPR) website.
You can also complete and file this form online using the
NSW Online Registry.
You can fill out your form:
by printing the form and completing it in blue or black pen.
To fill in the form you will need to have the following information ready:
When you have finished filling out the form you need to sign it. The plaintiff also needs to sign the form to show that they agree to the judgment. The signatures do not need to be witnessed. It is useful to send or show a draft of the form to the plaintiff before you sign the form, in case they ask for any changes.
Instructions for filling out consent judgment/order.
Once you have both signed the consent judgment/order form, either you or the plaintiff will need to take or send the form and two copies to the same local court where the statement of claim was filed. There is no filing fee.
The court will keep the original and return sealed (stamped) copies to you.
You do not have to formally serve a copy of the form on the other party, but you should send them one of the sealed copies.
Once there is a consent judgment or order, if you do not do what the judgment or order says you must do, the plaintiff can take steps to enforce the judgment against you. For more information, see
If you don't pay.