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7. Means Test

7.2. What matters are means tested?

The Means Test is not applied to the following:

Criminal

  • criminal law advice and minor assistance services
  • first appearance bail applications in Local Court criminal duty matters
  • children in the Children's Court
  • Drug Court matters
  • some Prisoners' legal matters

Family

  • family law advice and minor assistance services
  • family law duty lawyer matters
  • care and protection duty lawyer matters
  • children in the Children's Court
  • children in appeals to the District Court in care matters
  • children in the Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division of NCAT and appeals in the Supreme Court
  • children where an order for independent representation is made under s68L of the Family Law Act 1975
  • parent or a person with parental responsibility in primary care and protection proceedings

Civil

All other matters are means tested.

Date Last Published: 01/11/2021