Guideline 3 – guardianship and/or administration cases in the Guardianship List

Guideline 3 – guardianship and/or administration cases in the Guardianship List

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) will make a grant of legal assistance for a guardianship and/or administration case in the Guardianship List of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and/or for an appeal from the tribunal’s decision if VLA is satisfied that you meet all of the following tests:

  1. Financial eligibility – you must meet the VLA means test.
  2. Your case – you must be seeking to:
  • prevent the appointment or re-appointment of a guardian and/or of an administrator, or
  • remove a guardian and/or administrator, or
  • change the conditions of the order, or
  • seek clarification from the tribunal about the order.
  1. How will your case turn our (merit) – there must be a reasonable chance that you will succeed and your case must meet the State reasonableness test.

Costs payable

Please see Fee Schedule 2, Table O.