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5. Family Law Matters – when legal aid is available

5.12. Matters after final court orders

Legal aid is only available for the following types of matters after final orders in a family law or child support matter have been made:

  • applications to discharge or vary parenting orders
  • applications for recovery, location and/or Commonwealth information orders
  • appeals
  • contravention of orders, and
  • in exceptional circumstances, where limited ongoing work by an independent children's lawyer is associated with or necessary for implementation of the court orders.

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

Note: Legal aid is not available for enforcement of orders.

Date Last Published: 20/01/2017