Legal Aid NSW Policy Online
Document Type: Policy
Chapter:10. Availability of Funds Test


10.1. Test for availability of funds in State matters

In most State matters legal aid will only be granted if Legal Aid NSW determines that sufficient funds are available.

This test applies to decisions made by the Legal Aid NSW Board that certain state matter types will not be funded for a specified period of time.



Date Last Published: 23/12/2016

10.2. Test for availability of funds in Commonwealth matters

In Commonwealth matters Legal Aid NSW must consider available funds and competing priorities in determining applications for legal aid.

This test applies to decisions made by the Legal Aid NSW board that certain Commonwealth matter types will not be funded for a specified period of time.


Date Last Published: 23/12/2016