Table ZZ sets out the hourly rates to be used in the calculation of the preparation fees, conference fees and fees payable to counsel and instructors in criminal trials. Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) pays preparation fees to trial counsel only. No preparation fees are available for junior or co-counsel.
|Counsel/instructor||Magistrates’, Children’s and Coroner’s courts||County Court||Supreme and High courts|
|Senior Counsel||$409 per hour||$409 per hour||$409 per hour|
|Counsel||$168 per hour||$224 per hour||$305per hour|
|Solicitor||$168 per hour||$176 per hour||$280 per hour|
Reviewed 31 December 2022