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5. Family Law Matters – when legal aid is available

5.5. Recovery, location and Commonwealth information orders

5.5.1 Recovery orders

Legal aid is available for proceedings under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) for the recovery of a child.

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

Note: a grant of aid for a recovery order application covers an interim application for a location and/or Commonwealth information order where necessary.

Note: see parenting matters policy 5.3 for recovery applications where there are no parenting orders in place.

See Family Law Guideline 2.8 about costs cap for these types of matters.


Date Last Published: 14/01/2019