I have a matter in the Children’s Court. Am I eligible for Legal Aid?
If you have a matter in the Children’s Court in relation to one of your children and you are in receipt of Centrelink benefits you may qualify for Legal Aid assistance subject to Victoria Legal Aid guidelines. Unfortunately, due to recent changes, Victoria Legal Aid rarely funds grandparents or carers in Children’s Court matters, even if you are a party to the proceedings.
In addition, Legal Aid does not fund requests to review Child Protection decisions. Information on how to request a review of a Child Protection decision can be found at-