Table Z – Fees for applications and reviews in Serious Offenders Act 2018 proceedings

Table Z – Fees for applications and reviews in Serious Offenders Act 2018 proceedings

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) will generally make a grant of legal assistance for an application, review or renewal of a detention order or supervision order pursuant to the Serious Offenders Act 2018 in accordance with the following table.

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

Emergency detention orders​

Service/proceeding County Court Fee payable Supreme Court Fee payable
Lump sum (preparation) n/a n/a 3.5 hours $945
Daily appearance fee n/a n/a n/a $946
Mention/directions n/a n/a n/a $369
Judgement fee n/a n/a n/a $443

Detention orders

Service/proceeding County Court Fee payable Supreme Court Fee payable
Lump sum (preparation) n/a n/a 10 hours $2700
Brief (includes conferences) n/a n/a n/a $4261
Subsequent days n/a n/a n/a $1977
Mention/directions n/a n/a n/a $369
Instructing – per hour (up to a maximum of 5 hours per day) n/a n/a 1 hour $270
Judgement fee n/a n/a n/a $443

Supervision orders

Service/proceeding County Court Fee payable Supreme Court Fee payable
Lump sum (preparation) 5 hours $850 7 hours $1890
Brief (includes conferences) n/a $2250 n/a $3665
Subsequent days n/a $1234 n/a $1977
Mention/directions n/a $270 n/a $369
Instructing – per hour (up to a maximum of 5 hours per day) 1 hour $149 1 hour $270
Judgement fee n/a $323 n/a $443

Application for review brought by a person subject to an order

Service/proceeding County Court Fee payable Supreme Court Fee payable
Lump sum (preparation) 5 hours $850 7 hours $1890
Daily appearance fee n/a $979 n/a $2046
Mention/directions n/a $270 n/a $369
Judgement fee n/a $323 n/a $443

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

VLA will allow additional claims for fees for additional preparation by counsel with VLA’s advance approval.