Legal Aid WA has an online web application for lodging applications for legal aid, requests for extensions and tax invoices electronically. This process is referred to as Grants Online.
Grants Online enables practitioners to deal with Legal Aid WA via a web-based application over the internet. The benefits of using Grants Online are:
- faster application turnaround
- easier communication with Legal Aid WA (electronic versus standard postal methods)
- dedicated assessor
- ease of submitted tax invoices electronically and timely payment
- updated progress of applications available on line
- easy to use forms and checklists
- simplified means test (if your client is receiving a Centrelink benefit they do not have to complete all the information about their income)
Grants Online is able to accept applications for legal assistance for all three areas of law. Applications that are lodged for criminal and family law matters require a checklist to be completed. There are three checklists for family law covering urgent, DR and non-urgent requests for aid. There are no checklists for civil law matters.
Legal Aid WA is committed to providing a faster more efficient service to practitioners. With the Grants Online system Legal Aid WA is embracing new technologies that provide us with the means to communicate electronically with private practitioners and provide a greater service to clients.
We ask all practitioners using Grants Online to check the attached browser compatibility checklist to ensure their devices can access the updated system. For any queries regarding browser compatibility, please contact the Legal Aid WA Service Desk on 9261 6345 between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
You will need a username and password to log onto the Grants Online system. If you are on a Legal Aid WA panel and your firm is not registered for Grants Online, please return the completed Firm Activation form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also email email@example.com if you would like to know more about the Grants Online process.
If you already have a username and logon, please follow the links below.