Victoria Legal Aid Handbook for Lawyers

Invoices, forms and worksheets

Tax invoice

Practitioners who do not use ATLAS should complete a tax invoice for all claims.

The fees outlined in Payments to lawyers and service providers.

The Grants of legal assistance – guide and application form is for clients making an application for a grant of legal assistance without a lawyer, via post.

Alternatively, you can complete the accessible Word version online, and email to

If a person is applying for a grant of assistance with the assistance of a lawyer, the lawyer must submit the application in ATLASExternal Link .

We recognise that clients have many preferences for communication. Consent for Centrelink records can be provided by telephone. Practitioners must keep a complete record on how verbal consent was obtained. The file note also contains authorisation for practitioners to lodge client applications through Victoria Legal Aid's ATLAS grants management system.

The practitioners will also be required to complete their own declaration and maintain it on their file.

General forms

Proof of means

Civil law worksheets

Child protection worksheets

Commonwealth family law worksheets

Criminal law

Quality tools

Indictable checklists for non-sexual offences

Indictable checklists for sexual offences

Court of Appeal checklists and fact sheets

Other checklists

Crime – worksheets

Crime – additional preparation

Civil/coronial inquest – additional preparation

More information

If you have any questions about these forms and worksheets, see Contact us.

Reviewed 27 March 2024

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