Fee for agent to come to settlement

Hi all

I am about to settle my first property and I got a message from the solicitor that since the settlement is going to happen in the city and the agent is from bundoora so a fee of $88 is applicable.

Is it the norm??

The agent is not the Real Estate Agent; it is the solicitors agent who I doubt would be coming from Bundorra.

This agents operate out of city offices and attend settlements on behalf of your solicitor.

Imagine how much it would cost you to have your solicitor attend = $400 - $500 easy.