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    We can provide legal advice if you have been requested by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) or the Police Integrity Commission (PIC) to answer questions or attend an interview or if you have been served with a:

    • Notice to provide a Statement of Information,
    • Notice to Provide Documents or Other Things, or
    • a Summons to appear and give evidence.


    Important! When you have first received a formal or informal request by PIC or ICAC you should seek legal advice before providing any information.

    Making an application

    To receive legal assistance from the Legal Representation Office (LRO) you must first complete an Application for Legal Assistance form and provide a copy of any Notice or Summons you have received. 

    You may, if the matter is urgent, make a telephone request for legal assistance, but this must be followed up with the Application Form, which must then be posted or faxed to this Office within 48 hours (see LRO Contact details​).


    Application for Legal Assistance form (ICAC) - ICAC Application [Word, 94kb] or ICAC Application [PDF, 923kb]

    Application for Legal Assistance form (PIC) -  PIC Application [Word, 96kb] or PIC Application [PDF, 864kb]

    If your application is approved, then the LRO can provide free legal services to ensure that you, in your dealings with the ICAC or PIC:

    • Understand your rights and obligations in relation to that Commission
    • Are treated fairly
    • Understand the requirements of particular process served upon you
    • Understand the methods and procedures used by the body
    • Are legally represented at hearings in appropriate circumstances

    If you receive a request for an interview by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) or the Police Integrity Commission (PIC)

    Firstly, you should contact the LRO. Participation in an interview after a request has been made is entirely voluntary. In addition, following an interview you may be asked to sign a statement prepared by Commission officers from the interview. This also is voluntary.

    However, it is mandatory to comply with summonses issued by the ICAC or PIC to appear before them.

    Assistance beyond ICAC and PIC Proceedings

    The assistance provided by this Office does not extend to proceedings outside the ICAC or PIC.

    Assistance with dismissal proceedings, criminal charges, disciplinary charges, defamation actions and so forth can be dealt with by other agencies, solicitors or your union: