Table F – Lump sum fees for County Court and Supreme Court stage of an indictable crime matter

Table F – Lump sum fees for County Court and Supreme Court stage of an indictable crime matter

Table F sets out the fees payable by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) for all indictable crime matters at the County Court or Supreme Court stage.

See also Principles applying to payment of fees for the County or Supreme Court stage of an indictable crime matter.

These fees are effective from 1 January 2019. For fees payable prior to this see Archived versions of the Handbook.

General fees

Service/proceeding County Court hours Fee payable Supreme Court hours Fee payable
Counsel – post-committal negotiations 3 $624 3 $852
First directions hearing 2 $416 2 $568
Directions hearing/mention/call over 1.25 $260 1.25 $355
Defence response – first directions hearing 2 $416 2 $568
Application for discontinuance or proceedings 2.5 $520 2.5 $710
Application for s.143 order n/a $412 n/a $550

Plea fees

Service/proceeding County Court hours Fee payable Supreme Court hours Fee payable
Preparation 3 $492 8.5 $2210
Appearance fee – first day (includes conferences) n/a $1588 n/a $2166
Appearance fee – subsequent day(s) n/a $554 n/a $869
Sentence n/a $311 n/a $427
Advice on appeal 1 $284 1 $284

Special hearing

Service/proceeding County Court hours Fee payable Supreme Court hours Fee payable
Preparation 1 $164 1 $260
Appearance fee – first day (includes conferences) n/a $2163 n/a $2949
Appearance fee – subsequent day(s) n/a $1187 n/a $1901

Sentence indication

Service/proceeding County Court hours Fee payable Supreme Court hours Fee payable
Appearance fee (includes conferences) n/a $1169 n/a $1592

Trial

Service/proceeding County Court hours Fee payable Supreme Court hours Fee payable
Preparation 10 $1640 15 $3900
Defence response – final directions hearing 2 $416 2 $568
Appearance fee – first day (includes conferences) n/a $2581 n/a $4096
Appearance fee – first day where 20% uplift applicable (includes conferences) n/a $3097 n/a $4915
Appearance fee – subsequent day(s) n/a $1187 n/a $1901
Instructing – per hour (up to a maximum of 5 hours per day) 1 $144 1 $260
Plea hearing – first day n/a $958 n/a $1306
Plea hearing – subsequent days n/a $554 n/a $869
Sentence n/a $311 n/a $427
Advice on appeal 3 $852 3 $852

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