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/proceeding Hours County Court Supreme Court
Solicitor preparation 5.5 $968 $1960
Mention 1.25 $280 $381
Daily appearance n/a $1018 $2128
Sentence (if on a different day) n/a $335 $460

Practitioners can claim these fees using ATLAS ==REPACE TEXT HERE== 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 2022