Assistance for certain matters if substantial benefit
Subject to the restrictions of the other Commonwealth civil law guidelines, Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) may make a grant of legal assistance for certain Federal Court or High Court proceedings if there is a strong prospect the person will gain substantial benefit.
The types of proceedings that may qualify are:
- appeals from decisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
- initiating proceedings in the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court or the High Court
- appeals in the Full Court of the Federal Court or the High Court.
A member of the section 29A practitioner panel or section 30 referral panel seeking a grant of legal assistance should submit an application via for assessment, including all of the following documents:
Reviewed 20 February 2022