Victoria Legal Aid payment terms
Victoria Legal Aid reminds private practitioners of our payment terms. New terms were introduced on 1 November 2012.
Practitioners now receive payments within 30 days from the date we receive a correctly rendered invoice. This is in line with standard government payment policy.
Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Jennings explained that payments are processed twice weekly through electronic funds transfer. Payment days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
'Since the introduction of ATLAS, our online system for practitioners to lodge and track legal aid applications, extensions and invoices, many payments are often processed within a much shorter timeframe,' said Elizabeth.
'Adopting the government payment policy and moving to a 30-day payment schedule is just one of a number of strategies we are introducing to ensure prudent use of cash reserves and a sustainable financial future,' she said.
For more information call our Assignments team on (03) 9269 0600.