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4. Criminal Law Matters – when legal aid is available

4.10. Local Court committal matters

4.10.1 Legal aid for Local Court committal proceedings

Legal aid is available for committal proceedings, including for:

  • case conferencing
  • applications under ss91 and 93 of the Criminal Procedure Act 1986 (NSW) (only includes committal matters charged on or after 1 January 2006), and
  • committal hearings.

For legal aid to be granted in these matters the following tests must be satisfied:

See Criminal Law Guideline 1.4 for Legal Aid NSW cost caps which apply in committal proceedings.

When a legal aid applicant has criminal matters involving both Commonwealth and State law see Criminal Law Guideline 1.5 for guidance on managing the application and administering the grant of legal aid.


Date Last Published: 20/01/2017