Legal Aid

Register now for CDS4 & CDS5 eForms

PUBLISHED January 31, 2013

CDS4 and CDS5 eForms become mandatory from 1 April 2013.

Registration for CDS4 and CDS5 eForms is simple and there are benefits for you in registering now.

  • You can familiarize yourself with the eForm system before it becomes mandatory
  • We can work with you to resolve any issues in advance. 

We recommend that your CWA administrator does your eForm administration because our eForms use the same software system as CWA.

Manual CDS4 & CDS5 forms rejected from 1 April

Any CDS4s and CDS5s signed on or after 1 April 2013 will be rejected and you will be asked to resubmit the application online as an eForm.

CDS4s and CDS5s signed on or before 31 March will be accepted up to 5pm on 30 April.
All relevant documents must be scanned alongside your claims.

What are CDS4 and CDS5?

  • CDS4s - Application for Prior Authority to Incur Disbursements in Criminal Cases
  • CDS5s - Application for Extension of Upper Limit (CDS5)

Form name change?

From 1 April, all our crime forms will start with the prefix CRM so CDS4 and CDS5 will be renamed CRM4 and CRM5 respectively. 

There will be no paper CRM4 or CRM5.

More information

Detailed information, guidance and the registration link: