Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) may make a grant of legal assistance to a child to be independently represented in adoption proceedings if any of the following apply:
- the proceedings are contested
- there has been an application to dispense with the consent of a natural parent
- there has been an application to discharge an adoption order.
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 21 February 2022