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Quick guide to eligibility policies

You can use this guide to find out whether legal aid is available for a particular legal problem. There is also a summary of which criminal, family and civil law matters legal aid is available for. Find out more about getting legal help.

Legal Aid NSW can only assist you if your case falls within certain policies and guidelines. Find out more about the tests that we apply to determine if you are eligible for legal aid.

Criminal law
If you are eligible, Legal Aid NSW will pay for a private or inhouse lawyer to represent you under a grant of legal aid for your criminal matter.

Family law
If you are eligible, Legal Aid NSW will pay for a private or inhouse lawyer to represent you under a grant of legal aid for your criminal matter.

Domestic and family violence
If you are eligible, Legal Aid NSW will pay for a private or inhouse lawyer to represent you under a grant of legal aid for your criminal matter.

Traffic offences

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