Guideline 13 – drought legal assistance package

Guideline 13 – drought legal assistance package

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) will make a grant of legal assistance to any person affected by drought conditions in respect of any financial, contractual, commercial, loan refinancing or any other allied issue arising out of the drought.

Assistance will be first provided for legal advice. In the event that the advice recommends further action VLA may make a grant of legal assistance for such further action.

Documentary requirements

Applications under this guideline can only be submitted via the standard grants assessment process.

A member of the section 29A practitioner panel or section 30 referral panel seeking a grant of legal assistance should submit an application via ATLAS for assessment, including all of the following documents:

  • a copy of any documentation relating to financial, contractual, commercial, loan refinancing or any other allied issue arising out of the drought
  • relevant proof of means.