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4. Criminal Law Matters – when legal aid is available

4.8. Circle Court matters

Legal aid is available to a person who is participating in a restorative justice program where the court makes an order in relation to:

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

  • the Means Test,
  • the Availability of Funds Test, and
  • Legal Aid NSW is satisfied that it is appropriate in the particular circumstances of the matter that the applicant has legal representation.

Criminal Law Guideline 1.9 sets out the criteria for determining whether it appropriate that the applicant has legal representation.

Date Last Published: 07/06/2022