Victoria Legal Aid Handbook for Lawyers

Table G sets out the standard rate fees payable by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) in sentence appeals in the County Court.

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

The fees contained in this fee schedule are lump sum fees and are GST inclusive.

Service/proceedingFee payable

The lump sum preparation fee covers the work involved in:

  • obtaining instructions
  • preparing the case
  • proofing witnesses.
Appearance fee$925
Appearance to hear sentence$341
Mention/adjournment fee$285

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

VLA may limit assistance in County Court appeals

In County Court appeals, VLA may limit the number of days for which it may make a grant of legal assistance.

Circuit fees

Except where counsel or solicitor advocate practices in the circuit town or a surrounding township, circuit fees in accordance with Table NN are payable.

Counsel’s fees

Where counsel is briefed in a County Court appeal against sentence, the brief fee in Table G is the fee which must be paid to counsel.

Reviewed 31 December 2023