Victoria Legal Aid Handbook for Lawyers

Table O – lump sum fees for hearings before the Mental Health Tribunal, the Forensic Leave Panel and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Guardianship List and Supervised Treatment Order matters)

Table O sets out the lump sum fees Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) pays for hearings before:

  • the Mental Health Tribunal
  • the Forensic Leave Panel
  • the Guardianship List of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Supervised Treatment Order hearings at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Where a hearing continues beyond the first day, an additional fee for the second and subsequent days is payable at the level set out in Table O, subject to any limit placed on the number of days in the grant.

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

Service/proceedingFee payable

Preparation, including all the necessary work involved in:

  • taking instructions
  • preparing and reading documents.
Daily appearance fee$413

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

Reviewed 31 December 2023