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Fees and costs

Legal practitioners must not charge more than fair and reasonable amounts for legal costs.

Arbitration cost cap

  • A list of professional costs, including solicitors’ costs and fees, to counsel in respect of an . Effective 1 January 2023. Go to the arbitration cost caps page for more information. 

Civil jurisdiction scale of costs

  • Scale of costs and fees which may be claimed by counsel and solicitors in the Civil Jurisdiction of the Magistrates' Court of Victoria. Effective 1 January 2022. Go to the civil jurisdiction scale of costs page for more information. 

Costs and fees ready reckoner

Criminal court fees

  • A list of criminal fees charged in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria. Go to the criminal court fees page for more information. 

EDI fee table

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a system-based exchange of documents. It removes the need for lawyers to personally file some civil documents. The new fees are effective 1 July 2022.  Go to the EDI fee table page for more information. 
Last updated on 30 Jan 2023
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