Guideline 8 – State civil law matters that will not be assisted

Guideline 8 – State civil law matters that will not be assisted

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) will not make a grant of legal assistance to a person for any of the following specific State civil law matters:

  • cases in the Residential Tenancies List at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • town planning disputes
  • Royal Commissions or Parliamentary inquiries
  • internal disputes in organisations
  • proceedings on behalf of an unincorporated association or a corporation
  • employment disputes
  • building disputes
  • change of name applications
  • commercial or business disputes
  • testator family maintenance applications
  • an application by a corporation or any other party for an adoption order or opposing an adoption order (but see State civil law guideline 7 in relation to a grant of legal assistance for independent representation of a child in some adoption proceedings).