Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 6 August 2020 at 05:45)
98   Committal of unrepresented persons
If an accused person is not represented by an Australian legal practitioner, the Magistrate must not commit the accused person for trial or sentence unless the Magistrate is satisfied that the accused person has had a reasonable opportunity to obtain legal representation for, or legal advice about, the committal proceedings.