Speak to your Victoria Legal Aid lawyer or staff member first
Try to resolve your issues by speaking to your Victoria Legal Aid lawyer or staff member first. This gives them a chance to understand your issues and work together at resolving them.
How to make a complaint
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How to make a complaint for another person
If you are complaining on behalf of another person you must have proof that you have their consent. Without consent we are unable to provide any information, including whether or not a person has a grant of legal aid. You will need to fill out the Client authority to act form or provide proof of guardianship.
There are two ways you can send us this consent document:
- send it in an email to
- post it in the mail to Internal Legal Services, Victoria Legal Aid, GPO Box 4380, MELBOURNE VIC 3001.
In some cases we may be able to confirm consent over the phone.
What we will do with your information
We will use your information:
- to resolve your complaint
- to check the compliance of lawyers with their obligations as legal aid practitioners
- as an opportunity to improve our services.
Generally we will need to tell your lawyer about the complaint and give them an opportunity to respond.
We aim to resolve complaints about lawyers within 28 days.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint
Disclaimer: The material in this print-out relates to the law as it applies in the state of Victoria. It is intended as a general guide only. Readers should not act on the basis of any material in this print-out without getting legal advice about their own particular situations. Victoria Legal Aid disclaims any liability howsoever caused to any person in respect of any action taken in reliance on the contents of the publication.
We help Victorians with their legal problems and represent those who need it most. Find legal answers, chat with us online, or call us. You can speak to us in English or ask for an interpreter. You can also find more legal information at www.legalaid.vic.gov.au
Reviewed 13 May 2022