Table F(i) sets out the fees payable by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) for all indictable crime matters in the Children’s Court. These fees apply to charges against a child which could not be heard in the Magistrates’ Court if an adult had been charged (for example, a charge of rape).
These fees are effective from 1 January this year. For fees payable prior to this see Archived versions of the Handbook.
Where a matter resolves as a plea at contest mention, the contest mention fee and appearance fee are payable.
|The lump sum preparation fee. |
Note: The lump sum preparation fee covers all necessary work.
|Contest mention |
VLA will pay this appearance fee only if all of the following apply:
|Appearance fee||n/a||$1137 for each day or part day|
|Application for summary jurisdiction||2.5||$420|
|Group conference held during work hours||3||$504|
|Group conference held after work hours||4||$672|
|Youth Control Order planning meeting||n/a||$337|
|Youth Control Order reporting and monitoring hearing, including variation to a less restrictive order (Children’s Court only)||n/a||$174|
|Youth Control Order reporting and monitoring hearing to oppose a variation to a significantly more restrictive order (Children’s Court only)||n/a||$299|
|Breach or Revocation of a Youth Control Order (Children’s Court only)||n/a||$454|
|Sentence (if on a different day)||n/a||$337|
|Transcribing of taped record of interview, if necessary||n/a||$94 per tape|
Practitioners can claim these fees using ATLAS ==REPACE TEXT HERE== or submitting a tax invoice.
Reviewed 31 December 2022