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 this year. 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 $636 3 $867
First directions hearing 2 $424 2 $578
Directions hearing/mention/call over 1.25 $265 1.25 $361
Defence response – first directions hearing 2 $424 2 $578
Application for discontinuance or proceedings 2.5 $530 2.5 $722
Application for s.143 order n/a $420 n/a $561

Plea fees

Service/proceeding County Court hours Fee payable Supreme Court hours Fee payable
Preparation 3 $501 8.5 $2252
Appearance fee – first day (includes conferences) n/a $1619 n/a $2209
Appearance fee – subsequent day(s) n/a $565 n/a $886
Sentence n/a $317 n/a $435
Advice on appeal 1 $289 1 $289

Special hearing

Service/proceeding County Court hours Fee payable Supreme Court hours Fee payable
Preparation 1 $167 1 $265
Appearance fee – first day (includes conferences) n/a $2206 n/a $3008
Appearance fee – subsequent day(s) n/a $1210 n/a $1939

Sentence indication

Service/proceeding County Court hours Fee payable Supreme Court hours Fee payable
Appearance fee (includes conferences) n/a $1192 n/a $1623

Trial

Service/proceeding County Court hours Fee payable Supreme Court hours Fee payable
Preparation 10 $1670 15 $3975
Defence response – final directions hearing 2 $424 2 $578
Appearance fee – first day (includes conferences) n/a $2632 n/a $4178
Appearance fee – first day where 20 per cent uplift applicable (includes conferences) n/a $3158 n/a $5013
Appearance fee – subsequent day(s) n/a $1210 n/a $1939
Instructing – per hour (up to a maximum of 5 hours per day) 1 $146 1 $265
Plea hearing – first day n/a $977 n/a $1332
Plea hearing – subsequent days n/a $565 n/a $886
Sentence n/a $317 n/a $435
Advice on appeal 3 $867 3 $867

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