Victoria Legal Aid Handbook for Lawyers

Guideline 3 – supervised treatment orders

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) may make a grant of legal assistance to a person for a supervised treatment order (STO) under s. 191 of the Disability Act 2006 (VicExternal Link ) matter before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) if the application is seeking to:

  • prevent the making of an order


  • revoke an existing order,


  • obtain another improvement in the conditions of the order or treatment plan.

Assistance will only be granted where there is a reasonable chance that the matter will succeed.

Documentary Requirements

Applications under this guideline can only be submitted via the standard grants assessment process.External Link

An in-house lawyer or a lawyer on the section 30 referral panel seeking a grant of legal assistance should submit an application via ATLAS External Link for assessment, including all of the following documents:

Costs payable

Please see Fee Schedule 2, Table O.External Link

Reviewed 26 April 2023

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