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Checklist: Getting default judgment 

Checklist icon Use this checklist to follow the steps involved in getting a default judgment. For more information, see Default judgment.

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​​Check that:

  • ​it has been more than 28 days since the statement of claim was served and that it is less than nine months since it was filed
  • the defendant has not filed a defence or acknowledgement of liquidated cla​im form.

AlertIf it has been more than nine mo​nths since it was filed, you should check with the court to see if your case has been dismissed. 

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Get the person who served the statement of claim to complete and sign an affidavit of service form. If a process server served the statement of claim they should have completed an affidavit of service and sent it to you. You will not need an affidavit of service if the statement of claim was posted to the defendant by the court.​

​You will need the following information:

  • ​Your case number - you will find this on your stamped copy of the statement of claim
  • How and when the statement of claim was served on the defendant
  • The name of the person who signed the affidavit of service form and the date it was signed
  • The amount of the debt when you filed the statement of claim (if your claim is for money)
  • Whether any goods have been returned to you since you filed the statement of claim, or that no goods have been returned (if your claim is for goods)
  • The amount of any payments made by the defendant since the statement of claim was served
  • A re-calculated amount of interest to include the extra days between filing the statement of claim and signing the notice of motion (if your claim is for money)
  • The amount you are claiming for filing and service fees.

​For more information, see Applying for a default judgment for money if your claim is for money.

For more information, see Applying for a default judgment for goods​ if your claim is for goods.​

​​​Sign the notice of motion in front of a lawyer or justice of the peace (JP). Sign the bottom of every page in the affidavit section.

​Send or take the notice of motion and affidavit of service form to the local court where your statement of claim was filed.

If your claim is for money, you can also complete and file the forms online using the NSW O​nline Registry.​

​Keep a copy for your​ records.