Scales of Costs

Including Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Practitioner Remuneration Order

1 January 2017
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2017 (pdf)

1 January 2016
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2016 (pdf)

1 January 2015
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2015 (pdf)

1 January 2014
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2014 (pdf)

1 January 2013
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2013 (pdf)

1 January 2012
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2012 (pdf)

7 February 2011
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2011 (pdf)

5 March 2010
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2010 (pdf)

1 January 2009
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2009 (pdf)

1 January 2008
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2008 (pdf)

1 January 2007
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2007 (pdf)

1 February 2006
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2006 (pdf)

1 January 2005
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2005 (pdf)

1 January 2004
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2004 (pdf)

1 January 2003
Practitioner Remuneration Order 2003 (pdf) 

Probate

26 May 2014
Supreme Court (Administration And Probate) Rules 2014 S.R. No. 10/2014 (pdf)

15 June 2004
Supreme Court (Administration And Probate) Rules 2004 No. 54/2004 (pdf)

1 January 2002
Supreme Court (Chapter III Amendment No. 6) Rules 2001 No. 129 (pdf) 

Supreme Court

1 January 2016
Supreme Court (Chapter I Scale of Costs Appendices A and B Amendment) Rules 2015

1 January 2015
Supreme Court (Chapter I Scale of Costs Appendices A and B Amendment) Rules 2014

1 January 2014
Supreme Court (Chapter I Appendices A and B Amendment) Rules 2013

1 April 2013
Supreme Court (Chapter I New Scale of Costs and Other Costs Amendments) Rules 2012 142/2012 (pdf)

1 January 2013
Supreme Court (Chapter I Appendices A and B Amendment) Rules 2012 No 141/2012 (pdf)

1 January 2012
Supreme Court (Chapter I Scale of Costs Amendment) Rules 2011 No. 132/2011(pdf)

1 January 2011
Supreme Court (Chapter Amendment no 20) Rules 2010 (Vic) No. 142/2010 (pdf)

1 January 2010
Supreme Court (Chapter I Amendment No. 16) Rules 2009 No. 144/2009 (pdf)

1 January 2009
Supreme Court (Chapter I Amendment No. 13) Rules 2008 No. 151 (pdf)

1 January 2008
Supreme Court (Chapter I Amendment No 10) Rules 2007 No.128 (pdf)

1 January 2007
Supreme Court (Chapter I Amendment No.4) Rules 2006 No 162 (pdf)

1 January 2006
Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2005 No 148 (pdf)

1 January 2005
Supreme Court (Chapter I Amendment No. 27) Rules 2004 No 144 (pdf)

1 January 2004
Supreme Court (Chapter I Amendment No 25) Rules 2003 No 142 (pdf)

1 January 2003
Supreme Court (Chapter I Amendment No. 22) Rules 2002 No. 121 (pdf) 

County Court

By virtue of the County Court (Chapter 1 Costs Amendment) Rules 2014, from 6 October 2014 costs in the County Court will now be assessed pursuant to the Supreme Court Scale x 80%. Find out more.

1 January 2014
County Court (Chapter I Scale of Costs Amendment) Rules 2013

1 January 2013
County Court (Chapter 1 Scale of Costs Amendment) Rules 2012 No 167/2012 (pdf)

1 January 2012
Chapter I Scale of Costs Increase Amendment) Rules 2011 No 156/2011 (pdf)

1 September 2011
County Court (Chapter I Scale of Costs Amendment) Rules 2011 No 81/2011 (pdf)

1 January 2011
County Court (Chapter I Scale of Costs Amendment) Rules 2010 No. 146/2010 (pdf)

1 January 2010
County Court (Chapter I Amendment No. 1) Rules 2009 No. 184/2010 (pdf)

1 January 2009
County Court (Chapter I Amendment No. 25) Rules 2008 No. 147 (pdf)

1 January 2008
County Court (Chapter I Amendment No 20) Rules 2007 No 127 (pdf)

1 January 2007
County Court (Chapter I Amendment No. 20) Rules 2006 No 168 (pdf)

1 January 2006
County Court (Chapter I Amendment No. 18) Rules 2005 No 168 (pdf)

1 January 2005
County Court (Chapter I Amendment No. 15) Rules 2004 No 181 (pdf)

1 January 2004
County Court (Chapter I Amendment No 12) Rules 2003 No 138 (pdf)

1 January 2003
County Court (Chapter I Amendment No. 8) Rules 2002 No. 125 (pdf) 

Magistrates’ Court

1 January 2016
Magistrates' Court General Civil Procedure Rules 2010

1 January 2015
Magistrates' Court General Civil Procedure Rules 2010

1 January 2015
Magistrates' Court General Civil Procedure (Scale of Costs Amendment) Rules 2014

1 January 2014
Magistrates' Court General Civil Procedure (Scale of Costs Amendment) Rules 2013

1 January 2013
Magistrates' Court General Civil Procedure and Miscellaneous Civil Proceedings (Scale of Costs and Other Amendments) Rules 2012 158/2012 (pdf)

1 January 2012
Magistrates' Court General Civil Procedure (Scale of Costs and Fees Amendment) Rules 2011 No 149/2011 (pdf)

1 January 2011
Magistrates' Court Civil Procedure Rules 2010 No. 140/2010 (pdf)

1 January 2010
Magistrates' Court Civil Procedure Rules 2009 No. 49/2009 (pdf)

1 January 2009
Magistrates’ Court Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 24) Rules 2008 No. 139 (pdf)

1 January 2008
Magistrates’ Court Civil Procedure (Amendment No 21) Rules 2007 No 142 (pdf)

1 January 2007
Magistrates' Court Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 16) Rules 2006 No 164 (pdf)

1 April 2006
Magistrates' Court (Arbitration) (Professional Costs) Regulations 2006 No 30/2006 (pdf)

1 January 2006
Magistrates' Court Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 14) Rules 2005 No 165 (pdf)

1 January 2005
Magistrates' Court Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 11) Rules 2004 No 153 (pdf)

1 January 2005
Magistrates' Court (Arbitration) (Professional Costs) Regulations 2004 No 163 (pdf)

1 January 2004
Magistrates' Court Civil Procedure (Amendments No 10) rules 2003 No 144 (pdf)

1 July 2003
Magistrates' Court (Arbitration) (Professional Costs) Regulations 2003 No. 61 (pdf) 

1 January 2003
Magistrates' Court Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 9) Rules 2002 No. 123 (pdf)

High Court

1 January 2015
High Court Amendment Rules 2014 (No. 1) No. 139 (pdf)

1 January 2014
High Court Amendment Rules 2013 (No. 2) No. 257 (pdf)

1 January 2013
High Court Amendment Rules 2012 (pdf)

1 January 2012
High Court Amendment Rules 2011 No. 283 (pdf)

1 January 2011
High Court Amendment Rules 2010 (No. 2) No. 274 (pdf)

1 January 2010
High Court Amendment Rules 2009 (No. 1) No. 315 (pdf)

1 January 2009
High Court Amendment Rules 2008 (No. 1) No. 246 (pdf)

1 October 2002
High Court Amendment Rules 2002 (No. 1) No. 223 (pdf) 

Federal Court

01 August 2011
Federal Court Rules 2011 - Sch 3

01 January 2011
Federal Court Amendment Rules 2011 No. 140

20 December 2010
Federal Court Amendment Rules 2010 (No 2.) No. 340

1 January 2010
Federal Court Rules 1979 Sch 2

27 November 2009
Federal Court Amendment Rules 2009 (No 3) No. 338

1 January 2009
Federal Court Amendment Rules 2008 (No. 2) No. 244 (pdf)

31 July 2006
Federal Court Amendment Rules 2006 (No. 2) No. 203 (pdf)

1 August 2006
National Guide to Counsel Fees (pdf)

21 December 2004
Federal Court Amendment Rules 2004 (No. 5) 2004 No. 407 (pdf)

30 August 2004
Federal Court Amendment Rules 2004 (No. 4) 2004 No. 281 (pdf) 

Federal Circuit Court

23 October 2014
Federal Circuit Court legal costs for general and family law (schedule 1)

12 April 2013
Federal Circuit Court legal costs for general and family law (schedule 1)

25 May 2012
Federal Circuit Court legal costs for general and family law (schedule 1)

9 July 2011
Federal Circuit Court legal costs for general and family law (schedule 1)

7 April 2009
Legal Costs in both General and Family Law Federal Magistrates’ Court matters (pdf)

6 February 2006
Legal Costs in General Federal Law Matters (pdf)

6 February 2006
Legal Costs in Family Law Matters (pdf)

Federal Magistrates Court Rules 2001 No. 195 (pdf) (Schedule only)

Family Court

1 January 2016
Family Court Scale (Federal Register of Legislative Instrument F2016C00089VOL02)

1 January 2015
Family Court Scale (Federal Register of Legislative Instrument F2015C00192VOL02)

1 January 2014
Family Court Scale (Federal Register of Legislative Instrument F2014C00015)

1 January 2013
Family Law Amendment Rules 2012 (NO. 2) (SLI NO 331 OF 2012)

1 January 2012
Family Law Amendment Rules 2011 (NO. 2) (SLI NO 286 OF 2011)

21 February 2011
Family Law Amendment Rules 2011 (No.1) No. 15

1 July 2006
Family Law Amendment Rules 2006 (No. 1) 2006 No. 177 (pdf)

17 December 2004
Family Law Amendment Rules 2004 (No. 3) 2004 No. 351 (pdf)

29 March 2004
Family Law Rules 2004 2003 No. 375  (pdf)

11 October 2002
Family Law Amendment Rules 2002 (No 3) 2002 No 241 (pdf)
 

Interest on Overdue Accounts  

Interest on overdue accounts can accrue from 30 days after the practice has given a bill for costs (s3.4.21 of the Legal Profession Act 2004 [Vic]).

Depending upon the date instructions were first given in the matter, interest will accrue at the penalty interest rate, the Cash Rate Target plus 2 per cent or in accordance with a costs agreement (the interest rate must not exceed the Cash Rate Target plus 2 per cent as prescribed in section 3.4.3 of the Legal Profession Regulations 2005 (Vic).

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