Increase in legal fees 2024 - 25

Tasmania Legal Aid has again increased the hourly rate paid to private legal practitioners. 

From 1 July 2024 fees were increased by 2%, reflecting the average indexation received by TLA.

Practitioners play an important role in delivering services to vulnerable Tasmanians, with around $8.86M paid in grants of aid in 2023-24, an increase of $89K than the previous year.

The new rate applies to all new grants of aid and extensions made from 1 July 2024. All grants of aid prior to this attract the fees at the time of grant approval, even where the work is performed after 1 July 2024.

The Elodge system automatically applies the hourly rate relevant to the grant of aid, so you will not need to do anything extra when submitting claims.

The new fee rates are (linked):

Supreme Court, Federal Court, Family Court, Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Hourly rate:

  • Counsel: $176.65
  • Solicitor: $157.63

Magistrates Court

Hourly rate:

  • Counsel: $157.63
  • Solicitor: $157.63


Mileage for car expenses will be paid at the rate of 44.17 cents per kilometre.

Last updated: 02/07/2024