|Travel within Victoria|
|Living expenses, including payments for:
||Necessary subsistence will be allowed. Receipts may be required by VLA showing actual expenditure when making a claim.|
|Payments to professional witnesses in civil matters||To each, an allowance for the time lost from their place of work. For example, their surgery, if the professional witness is a medical practitioner.|
The allowance will be the amount set out in the appropriate court scale. However, if the court scale does not include such an allowance, then VLA will pay the amount set out in the Supreme Court scale.
|Non-professional witnesses in civil matters||To each, an allowance according to the Supreme Court scale.|
However, non-professional witnesses cannot claim:
|Expert reports and court attendances by psychologists and psychiatrists in criminal matters||Fees in accordance with the fixed fees set out in Table S.|
However, in exceptional circumstances, the fees may be increased.
|Expert reports and court attendances in family law matters||Fees in accordance with the fixed fees set out in Table Q.|
VLA expects assisted people to get family reports from the Court Counselling Section, unless it is impractical or inappropriate. However, in exceptional circumstances, the fees may be increased.
|Interpreters||Reasonable interpreter fees are payable without prior approval.|
|Translations||Where it is necessary for a document to be translated VLA will approve reasonable fees for translation.|
|Printing of brief/depositions from disc|
Printing must be necessary and there must be more than 2000 pages to print. VLA will only pay for pages in excess of 2000. The lawyer must obtain approval in advance from VLA.
Payable up to 15c per page.
Reviewed 12 May 2023