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2. Family law matters

2.20 Funding for drug testing

Legal aid is generally not available to fund court-ordered drug testing in family law matters.

Legal Aid NSW will only consider funding for court-ordered drug tests where:

  • the subject of the drug test order is a legally aided party in a parenting matter, and
  • the report will materially affect the outcome of the matter and is the only risk factor in consideration, and
  • the report is necessary to finalise the matter, and
  • where an Independent Children’s Lawyer is involved, they support the need for a one-off drug test.

Date last published: 21/11/2022