Fee Schedule 4 – Counsel’s fees in criminal trials

This fee schedule is effective from 1 January this year.

Note: Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) does not pay counsel’s accounts direct. The assigned lawyer is responsible for lodging, administering and paying counsel’s accounts and should ensure that all accounts are settled before closing and finalising the file and the grant.


Fees prior to 1 January this year

Read more about our annual fee increase, or see all fees payable prior to 1 January this year at Archived versions of the Handbook.