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5. Family Law Matters – when legal aid is available

5.2. Important conditions which apply to grants of legal aid

5.2.1 Family law matters for which Legal Aid NSW will grant legal aid

Family law matters under this policy include matters arising under the following legislation:

Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth)

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 (Cth)

Children and Young Person's (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW)

5.2.2 Representation in family law matters

A grant of legal aid to applicants in family law matters will be conditional upon the applicant being represented by either:

  • an in-house legal practitioner
  • a community legal centre (CLC), or
  • a private legal practitioner nominated by Legal Aid NSW

See Representation Chapter for further details.