In Victoria, the VLSB+C grants, renews and administers PCs. PC fees are set by regulations made under the applicable legal profession Act.
Currently, the Legal Profession (Practising Certificate Fees) Regulations 2012 sets fees for PCs in Victoria. These regulations were made under the Legal Profession Act 2004 and have continued to operate despite the repeal of that Act by virtue of the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application (Savings and Transitional) Regulations 2015.
However, the current regulations are due to sunset on 30 June 2017. Unless new regulations are passed or the existing regulations are extended, the VLSB+C cannot charge a fee for the 2017/18 PC year and renewal cycle.
See Resources for more information about the regulatory framework that underpins PC fee pricing in Victoria.