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Applying for financial help to attend a Crime and Corruption Commission hearing

We may be able to help you financially if you have to appear as a witness at a Crime and Corruption Commission crime hearing and cannot afford a lawyer. The decision to approve financial help is made by the Attorney-General.

Applying for financial help

To help the Attorney-General decide if you qualify for financial assistance, you must complete the application form.

It is important to fill the form in with as much information as possible and not to miss any questions. If we need to get extra information from you this may delay your application.

You must also provide us with copies of the following documents as part of your application:

  • your Health Care card (if you get a Centrelink benefit of any sort)
  • your most recent bank statement (or statements if you have more than one account)
  • a copy of the complete Attendance Notice sent to you by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

We cannot consider your application without these documents.

Once the form is filled in, you must print it out, and sign and date the Statutory Declaration where indicated on page 6.

You must also have your solicitor sign and date the Solicitor’s Certificate on page 6 of the printed form. This shows us that your solicitor believes your application has merit. We cannot process your application unless the Solicitor’s Certificate has also been completed.

Sending your form

Email: You can send a scanned copy of your completed form to:

Post: You can send your completed form by post to:

Legal Advice and Advocacy
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
GPO Box 149
Brisbane QLD 4001

How long will it take for us to make a decision?

If your application has been completed correctly and we don’t need any more information from you or your solicitor, we will notify you within 2 or 3 weeks of making your application.

Apply for financial help

Do it online 

Fill in, download and print the application for financial help to attend a Crime and Corruption Commission hearing.

Get the PDF form

If you do not want to apply online you can download blank hard copies of the application form, or contact Legal Advice and Advocacy on telephone 3239 3907 or email

Last updated
18 April 2018
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