Lawyers are still trying to have the assets unfrozen of fugitive cult leader Rocco Leo.

They have argued in the Adelaide District Court he needs to be allowed to pay his legal bills.

The former Agape Ministries leader, who is believed to be in Fiji, has been sued by a former parishioner and the Australian Tax Office.

They are seeking about $3 million.

Leo's lawyers proposed to sell properties at Kuitpo in South Australia and at Sunshine and Keilor Downs in Victoria to raise enough funds to start payment and allow about $1,000 per week for 'modest' living expenses for Leo.

But the plaintiffs argued it would not be enough and access was needed to assets including the Agape church at Oakden in Adelaide and a bank account with about $6 million in it.

The Tax Office told the court there are proceedings in the wings against Leo's wife, Assunta.

The case was adjourned for a fortnight.