Current practising certificate fees - Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

Current practising certificate fees

An application for an Australian practising certificate must be accompanied by the prescribed fee. Practising certificate fees are set by government regulations, and are pro-rated on a quarterly basis. These payments do not attract GST.

New Practising Certificate Fees Regulations made

The new fees for practising certificates were finalised on 6 February 2018 with the making of the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application (Practising Certificate Fees) Regulations 2018. The new Regulations set a stratified fee structure which better reflects the costs of regulating the different classes of legal practitioners.

The new fees will apply to all practising certificates for the 2018-19 financial year. New grants of practising certificates that apply for the 2017-18 financial year will continue to attract the old fees.

2018-19 practising year

The practising certificate fees for the 2018-19 practising year (from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019) are listed below.

These fees will apply to all practising certificate applications, including renewals, for the 2018-19 practising certificate year.

Practising certificate type

Application received
1 July 2018 – 30 Sept 2018

Application received
1 Oct 2018 – 31 Dec 2018

Application received
1 Jan 2019 – 31 March 2019

Application received
1 April 2019 – 30 June 2019

Principal of a law practice authorised to receive trust money (includes foreign lawyers)

$624

$468

$312

$156

Principal of a law practice not authorised to receive trust money (includes foreign lawyers)

$435

$326

$217

$108

Employee of a law practice with/without receipt of trust money (includes foreign lawyers)

$406

$304

$203

$101

Barrister

$352

$264

$176

$88

Corporate legal practitioner $244

$183

$122

$61

Principal legal practitioner of CLS with/without receipt of trust money

$224

$168

$112

$56

Employee legal practitioner of CLS (includes foreign lawyers)

$224

$168

$112

$56

Government legal practitioner

$224

$168

$112

$56

Volunteer at a CLS / pro bono (includes foreign lawyers)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

Fidelity Fund contribution

A local practising certificate application must also be accompanied by the required Fidelity Fund contribution (if any) under s225 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law. Corresponding fees for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 are available on the Fidelity Fund Contributions page.

 

Last modified August 14, 2018.