Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) may make a grant of legal assistance to a person in relation to proceedings under the (the Act) if the person has property that is covered by a restraining order made under the Act, or is likely to be covered by such an order.
In assessing a person’s eligibility under the , VLA will disregard any of the person’s property that is subject to a restraining order or confiscation order under the Act, or is likely to be covered by such an order.
In assessing a person’s eligibility for a grant of legal assistance for proceeds of crime proceedings under the , VLA will disregard the appropriateness of spending limited public legal aid funds test.
The costs of providing legal assistance to an applicant will be reimbursed to VLA in accordance with section 293 of the Act.
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