Who can qualify for Legal Aid


Not everyone qualifies, but if you have a legal problem and you have insufficient funds, give us a call and discuss your options.

We are registered on the NSW Legal Aid panels:

  • Criminal matters, and
  • Family law matters.

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.


Applications to remove driver licence disqualifications

Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO)

Apprehended Personal Violence Order


Bail application

Care & Protection (Child welfare)

Child abduction

Child support and child maintenance

Children’s Court – Criminal matters

Children’s criminal matters other than Children’s Court

Circle Court

Civil Liberties

Committals (Local Court)

Compulsory schooling orders

Commonwealth benefits, including pensions, allowances and social security

Consumer protection

Contract disputes

Coronial Inquests

Court of Criminal Appeal

Crimes (Forensic Procedures) Act 2000

Criminal Appeals, from the Local Court

Criminal Appeals – NSW Court of Criminal Appeal and High Court

Criminal indictable matters



Divorce and nullity of marriage

DNA parentage testing

DNA testing – serious offenders and suspects

Domestic violence – see Apprehended Domestic Violence Order

Drug Court matters


Environmental matters

Extended supervision orders, continuing detention orders, post-conviction orders, control orders and serious crime prevention orders

Extradition proceedings

Family dispute resolution

Family law – contempt of court and breach of court orders


Housing – Loss of home

Human rights


Independent Children’s Lawyer


Local Court – Criminal matters

Local Court – Appealing a decision

Mental health

Mortgage disputes

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) matters

Part 7 of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act

Part 8 of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act


Preventative detention orders

Preventative detention, contact order and prohibited order matters


Proceeds of crime

Product safety and liability

Property settlement

Protected estates/managed estates

Public Health Orders under the Public Health Act

Restorative Justice Programs

Sexual Assault Communications Privilege

Special medical procedures

Spousal and de facto maintenance – see also Family Dispute Resolution


Unfair Dismissal


Victim’s compensation (not generally available)

Working with Children


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