A priority matter is a matter which is considered as urgent by the Court, such as a child being in imminent danger or at risk of being removed from the state/country.
A priority client is defined as one who suffers from a disability, a diagnosed psychiatric or psychological illness, cultural and/or language barriers, literacy barriers, drug and/or alcohol issues.
You will also likely be eligible for legal aid if you are currently homeless, or if you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
You may be eligible if you have experienced or are at risk of experiencing family violence.
To be eligible for Legal Aid assistance in the Family Court, you must have completed, or attempted to complete, a mediation with legal aid’s Family Dispute Resolution Services (‘FDRS’).
More information about Legal Aid assistance can be found here –