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Legal practice fees

You do not pay GST on these fees, which are effective 1 July 2017.

 Application fees | Hearing fees | Other fees | Fees for other VCAT services | More about fee payer levels | How to pay your fee | Fee relief

Application fees

Application fees for Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Legal practice disciplinary matters $836.20 $1194.50 $156.40
Disputes about legal practice cost, including transfers from the Magistrates' Court, valued from $1 to $3,000 $62.70 $89.60 No fee
Disputes about legal practice cost, including transfers from the Magistrates' Court, valued from $3,001 to $15,000 $209 $298.60 No fee
Disputes about legal practice cost, including transfers from the Magistrates' Court, valued from $15,001 to $100,000 $467.80 $668.30 $156.40
Disputes about legal practice cost, including transfers from the Magistrates' Court, valued from $100,001 to $500,000 $766.40 $1094.90 $156.40
Disputes about legal practice cost, including transfers from the Magistrates' Court, valued from $500,001 to $1 million $1045.20 $1493.10 $156.40
Disputes about legal practice cost, including transfers from the Magistrates' Court, valued from $1,000,001 to $5 million $1323.90 $1891.30 $156.40
Disputes about legal practice cost, including transfers from the Magistrates' Court, valued over $5 million $1602.60 $2289.40 $156.40

Hearing fees

Fees may apply for each hearing The time and place at which VCAT hears the parties argue their case and makes a decision. day or part of a hearing day.

If your matter is for a claim under $15,001, hearing fees do not apply.

If your claim is between $15,001 and $100,000, hearing fees do not apply on the first day of hearing, but apply for each following hearing day.

Hearing fees apply from the first day if the claim is over $100,000, a non-monetary claim, a claim for an unspecified amount or a complex case.

A registrar The officer in charge of the administrative section of VCAT, which is known as the registry. assesses your application and advises you if the matter is considered a complex case.

Hearing fees for Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Day 1 $348.40 $497.70 $156.40
Day 2 - 4 $348.40 $497.70 $156.40
Day 5 - 9 $696.80 $995.40 $156.40
Day 10 and any further days $1045.20 $1493.10 $156.40
Complex cases $2398.90 $3427 $156.40

Pay your daily hearing fee

Pay your daily hearing fee online

Please pay your daily hearing fee The daily hearing fee is the fee payable for each day or part of a day of a hearing. by 4.30 pm on the day before your hearing.

Other fees

Fees for Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Application for costs after final orders made $637.10 $910.10 $156.40
Application to reopen an order $169.20 $241.70 $84.60
Transfer of a case from the Magistrates' Court to VCAT (an application fee also applies) $62.70 $89.60 $31.40

Fees for other VCAT services

See fees for other VCAT services including:

  • issuing a summons A formal document issued by the tribunal which says someone must appear at VCAT on the date stated in the document.
  • inspecting a file
  • copies of documents
  • certificates
  • video conference bookings.

More about fee payer levels

To find out more about the three fee payer levels (Corporate, Standard and Health Care Card) and how to provide proof of your status, see Fee categories.

How to pay your fee

For payment options, read about how to pay fees.

Fee relief

Our Fee relief page explains how you can apply for fees to be waived, reduced, postponed or refunded.

  • Title Legal practice fees
  • List
    Legal Practice List
  • Language
    English
  • Last modified
    1 July 2017