Victoria Legal Aid Handbook for Lawyers

Principles applying to payment of fees in Personal Safety Intervention Order Act 2010 matters

These fees are effective from 1 January this year. For fees payable prior to this see Archived versions of the Handbook.

Urgent grants

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) will pay a preparation fee as set out in the table in any matter where the request for aid is made no earlier than the day immediately preceding the substantive hearing or where the solicitor is otherwise in receipt of an urgent grant.

Contest hearing fee

In the event that a matter proceeds to a contested hearing by way of evidence VLA will pay the contest appearance fee.

Directions hearing fee

If the directions hearing is not heard at the first mention date, VLA will pay the fee in Table A5.

If the matter resolves at the directions hearing, the substantive hearing fee in Table A5 is payable.

Table A5 sets out fees payable in Personal Safety Intervention Order Act 2010External Link cases in the Magistrates’ or Children’s courts.

Practitioners can claim these fees using ATLASExternal Link or submitting a tax invoice.

Reviewed 24 January 2022