Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) may make a grant of legal assistance to a person for an infringements matter when the person is liable to pay multiple infringements exceeding $5000, and:
- wants to apply to revoke an infringement warrant or an enforcement order or seek enforcement review
- has a matter listed in the Magistrates’ Court in relation to an infringement warrant
- has a matter listed in the Special Circumstances List of the Magistrates’ Court.
The person must also meet at least one of the following:
- be experiencing family violence within the meaning of section 5 of the either now or when the offence occurred
- have a mental or intellectual disability, disorder or illness, either now or when the offence occurred
- have a serious addiction to drugs, alcohol or a volatile substance either now or when the offence occurred
have been homeless at the time of the offence.
There must be a strong likelihood that getting a grant of legal assistance will result in:
- the enforcement order being revoked
- the infringement penalty being substantially discharged.
- relevant .
- copies of the penalty enforcement notices for any infringements
- the lawyer’s assessment of the likely outcome
- documentary proof of any illness or condition claimed to meet guideline 13
Reviewed 26 April 2023