Victoria Legal Aid Handbook for Lawyers

Guideline 11 – Supreme and County Court breach proceedings

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) will generally make a grant of legal assistance to a person for proceedings in the Supreme Court or County Court for breach of the following orders:

  • a community-correction order


  • a community-based order


  • intensive corrections order


  • suspended sentences


  • an order under the Serious Offenders Act 2018.

Documentary requirements

Applications under this guideline are normally only within the simplified grants assessment process.

Lawyers seeking a grant of legal assistance via the simplified grants assessment process should submit the application via ATLASExternal Link , only after ensuring that the following documents are retained on file unless they are requested by VLA for assessment:

  • copies of the charge or charges
  • the lawyer’s assessment of the likely penalty
  • relevant proof of means.

Reviewed 04 April 2023

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