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Consent Judgment - Step by step guide​

Step-by-step guide icon Applying for a Consent Judgment - Step by step guide

Step 1: Negotiate an agreement with the other party

Any agreement between the parties should include

  • what amount (if any) that the defendant will pay to the plaintiff
  • how it will be paid
  • if there is a claim for goods, whether they will be returned or an amount of money paid instead
  • if goods are to be returned, how they are to be returned.

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 should get legal advice before signing any agreement.

Hint iconAny party can fill out the Consent Judgment form but it needs to be signed by all the parties to the agreement.

Step 2: Get the form

You need one form:

  • Form 44 - Consent Judgment / Order

You can get copies of forms from:

Step 3: Fill out a​nd sign Consent Judgment / Order form

The Consent Judgment / Order form in neat handwriting in blue or black pen. You can also fill it out on your computer screen. The guide to Completing Approved Forms has instructions on how to do this.

To fill in the form you will need to have the following information ready:

  • the case number (you will find this on your sealed copy of the Statement of Claim, which is the copy stamped by the court)
  • the details of all the parties in the case
  • details of the settlement agreement.

For more information, see

When you have finished filling out the form you need to sign it. The other party will also need to sign the form to show that they consent to the judgment. The signatures do not need to be witnessed.

Hint iconIt may be useful to send or show a draft of the form to the other party before you sign the form.

Step 4: File the form at court

The final step is to take or send the Consent Judgment form and two copies to the same Local Court where the claim was filed. There is no filing fee for the Consent Judgment form. The court will keep the original form on the court file and return sealed (stamped) copies to you.

You do not have to formally serve a copy of the Consent Judgment on the other party, but you can send them one of the sealed copies.

Once you have a consent judgment, if the other party does not pay any amounts owing under the judgment, you can enforce the debt. For more information, see Enforcing a judgment.