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Update to indictable crime fees for case management hearings

A range of fees introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic to support efforts towards the resolution of indictable crime matters have been made ongoing in 2022.

Published:
Wednesday 20 April 2022 at 6:52 am

We are committed to ensuring criminal law matters progress in a timely manner and, when possible, efforts towards resolution are supported.

A range of interim fees, introduced in the past two years to support pilot programs and initiatives in the County Court and Supreme Court have now been made ongoing.

These programs are:

  • County Court’s Case Management System and Trial Questionnaire Certificates.
  • Intermediaries program (Ground Rules Hearings) and Section 198A hearings (for leave to cross examine witnesses in special hearing matters).
  • Supreme Court Case management.

Read more about the fees and how to apply at Criminal Law fees due to COVID-19.

These fees have been updated in the VLA Handbook at Table E and Table F.

More information

If you have any questions about these fees please contact Program Manager, Indictable Crime, Kin Leong at kin.leong@vla.vic.gov.au or Grants and Quality Assurance at grants@vla.vic.gov.au.

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