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4. Criminal Law Matters – when legal aid is available

4.20. Matters for which legal aid is not available

Legal aid is not available for the following type of matters:

  • respondents in Victims Compensation matters in the Local, District, or Supreme Court or the Victims Compensation Tribunal
  • proceedings under the Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime Act 1989 (NSW) and other legislation related to tainted monies/property.
  • applications for Apprehended Personal Violence Orders unless the applicant for legal aid is a child
  • to a person to commence proceedings in the Local Court except for apprehended domestic violence order proceedings
  • where Legal Aid NSW is satisfied that the defence for a Local Court defended hearing is frivolous or has no possible prospects of success.

Date Last Published: 1/07/2020