Legal Aid NSW Registration

Private legal firms are able to register with Legal Aid NSW, through our electronic lodgement facility Grants Online. This enables practitioners in your firm to submit applications for legal aid, lodge applications for panel membership, and conduct business with Legal Aid NSW electronically. Once practitioners are registered for Grants Online, practitioners can access the Legal Aid NSW Learning Management System to register for courses and conferences, and the Panels website to apply for Panels Membership.

Family dispute resolution practitioners are able to register for Grants Online in order to submit invoices for FDRP fees at Legal Aid conferences.

To register your firm, complete the form below and click SUBMIT at the bottom of the page. Please ensure that you include details of all practitioners within the firm who undertake work on behalf of Legal Aid NSW.

Legal Aid NSW is required to complete verification checks on details you provide in the Registration form. The details we need to verify are the firm’s ABN with the Australian Business Register and each practitioner listed in the form with the Law Society of NSW, the NSW Bar Association (or the relevant state Law Society or Legal Board).

Before filling out the form below please ensure the following:

  • Your ABN, firm name and either entity or business name on the Australian Business Register (website listed above) must match. If they do not match we are required by the ATO to deduct withholding tax from any payments to your firm. We will check your ABN entity or business name displays against your firm name held with the relevant Law Society, Legal Board or Bar Association.
  • All practitioners requesting registration with Grants Online must have up to date details registered with the relevant Law Society, Legal Board or Bar Association, this includes firm name, address, phone and fax details and email address.

If any information listed with the ABR or legal professional association is not current, this will result in a delay to completing your firm’s registration for Grants Online.

After the form is submitted a confirmation page will appear and an email will immediately be sent to you confirming successful receipt of your registration application.

Following receipt of your form we will complete the verification checks and contact you if we require any of the above verification details updated.

If you need help registering or have any queries about using Grants Online, contact the Service Desk by e-mail ( or phone on (02) 9219 5999.

Legal Aid NSW has issued Terms and Conditions for the use of Grants Online.

(we will use this address where an individual solicitor does not have a direct e-mail address)
(this person will be responsible for maintaining logon usernames for other staff members within your firm)
(include admin and legal staff)
Firm principal/partner contact:
All practitioners providing Legal Aid services:
Given Name Surname Direct Phone Direct Email