Victoria Legal Aid Handbook for Lawyers

Table J sets out the fees payable by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) for Supreme Court and County Court breach matters. (Note: The fees in Table J do not apply where the breach proceedings are heard at the same time as a plea in the Supreme Court or County Court. In that case the applicable fees are the plea fees in Table F).

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

Service/proceedingHoursCounty CourtSupreme Court
Solicitor preparation5.5$968$1995
Daily appearancen/a$1018$2170
Sentence (if on a different day)n/a$335$469

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

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.

Reviewed 31 December 2023