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Legal Aid NSW

www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au

Ground Floor,
323 Castlereagh Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

GPO Box K847,
Haymarket 1238

DX 5 Sydney

Telephone:  9219 5000
TTY: 9219 5126

Bankstown

Level 8, Civic Tower
Cnr Rickard Rd & Jacobs Sts BANKSTOWN 2200

Tel: (02) 9707 4555

DX 11231 BANKSTOWN

Blacktown

Level 8, Civic Tower
Cnr Rickard Rd & Jacobs Sts BANKSTOWN 2200
Tel: (02) 9707 4555
DX 11231 BANKSTOW

Burwood

Level 4
74-76 Burwood Road
BURWOOD 2134

Tel: (02) 9747 6155

DX 8541 BURWOOD

Campbelltown

Suite1, Level 4
171-179 Queen Street
CAMPBELLTOWN 2560

Tel: (02) 4628 2922

DX 5119 CAMPBELLTOWN

Fairfield

Suite 1, Level 2
25 Smart Street
FAIRFIELD 2165

Tel: (02) 9727 3777
Fax: (02) 9724 7605

DX 25068 FAIRFIELD

Liverpool

Level 4
Interdell Centre
47 Scott Street
LIVERPOOL 2170

Tel: (02) 9601 1200

DX 5045 LIVERPOOL

Manly

Ground Floor
39 East Esplanade
MANLY 2095

Tel: (02) 9977 1479

DX 9207 MANLY

Parramatta

Level 5, 91 Phillip Street
PARRAMATTA 2150

DX 8293 PARRAMATTA

Civil and Family Law

Tel: (02) 9891 1600

Child Support Service

Tel: (02) 9633 9916 or
1800 451 784 for regional callers

Criminal Law

Parramatta Justice Precinct
Level 1,160 Marsden Street
PARRAMATTA 2150

Tel: (02) 8688 3800

DX 8283 PARRAMATTA...

Penrith

95 Henry Street
PENRITH 2750

Tel: (02) 4732 3077

DX 8038 PENRITH.

Sutherland

Ground Floor
3-5 Stapleton Ave
SUTHERLAND 2232

Tel: (02) 9521 3733

DX 4528 SUTHERLAND...

Coffs Harbour

41 Little Street
COFFS HARBOUR 2450

Tel: (02) 6651 7899

DX7576 COFFS HARBOUR...

Dubbo

64 Talbragar Street
DUBBO NSW 2830

Tel: (02) 6885 4233

DX: 4031 DUBBO

Gosford

Level 2, 37 William Street
GOSFORD 2250

Tel: (02) 4324 5611

DX 7222 GOSFORD...

Lismore

Suite 6, Level 4
29 Molesworth Street
LISMORE 2480

Tel: (02) 6621 2082

DX 7740 LISMORE

Newcastle

51-55 Bolton Street
NEWCASTLE 2300

Tel: (02) 4929 5482

DX 7911 NEWCASTLE

Nowra

Suite 1, Level 2
55-57 Berry Street
NOWRA 2541

Tel: (02) 4422 4351 

DX 5311 NOWRA

Orange

Suite 4/95 Byng Street
ORANGE 2800

Tel: (02) 6362 8022

DX 3040 ORANGE

Tamworth

Level 1
424-426 Peel St
TAMWORTH 2340

Tel: (02) 6766 6322

DX 6110 TAMWORTH

Wagga Wagga

Ground floor, Suite F,
Best Place, Morrow Street
WAGGA WAGGA 2650

Tel: (02) 6921 6588

DX 5424 WAGGA

Wollongong

73 Church Street
WOLLONGONG 2500
Tel: (02) 4228 8299
DX 27819 WOLLONGONG 

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Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT

www.alsnswact.org.au

Head Office
Tel: (02) 8303 6699
Level 8,
619 Elizabeth Street
Redfern NSW 2016

(02) 8836 3400 (Criminal Law)
(02) 8836 3444 (Care and Protection Law)
1800 826 966  (Prisoner and Family Support)

email info@alsnswact.org.au

Armidale

Phone: 02 6772 5770

117 Faulkner St
Armidale 2350

Bathurst

Phone: 02 6331 1255

282 Howick St
Bathurst 2795

Bourke

Phone: 02 6872 2200

18 Richard St
Bourke 2840

Broken Hill

Phone: 08 8087 3233

35 Sulphide St
Broken Hill 2880

Canberra

Phone: 02 6249 8488

7/9 Moore St
Canberra 2601

Coffs Harbour

Phone: 02 6651 7687

3/37 Little Street
Coffs Harbour 2450

Dubbo

Phone: 02 6882 6966

23-25 Carrington St
Dubbo 2830

Grafton

Phone: 02 6640 1400

18-26 Victoria St
Grafton 2460

Griffith

Phone: 02 6962 7675

112 Yambil St
Griffith 2680

Kempsey

Phone: 02 6562 5990

Shop 2, 41 Belgrave St
Kempsey 2440

Lismore

Phone: 02 6622 7088

3/15 Molesworth St
Lismore 2480

Moree

Phone: 02 6752 5700

Shop 3/4
191 Balo St
Moree 2400

Moruya

Phone: 02 4474 2400

8 Mirrabooka St
Moruya 2537

Newcastle

Phone: 02 4926 1571

Level 3
50 Hunter St
Newcastle 2300

Nowra

Phone: 02 4422 3255

89 Plunkett St
(Back Entrance down side lane)
Nowra 2541

Parramatta

Reception
Level 8
33 Argyle St
Parramatta 2150


Criminal Law Practice
Phone: 02 8836 3400

Care Practice
Phone: 02 8836 3444

Redfern

Phone: 02 8303 6600

First Floor
619 Elizabeth St
Redfern

Tamworth

Phone: 02 6761 3766

3 Fitzroy St
Tamworth 2340

Taree

Phone: 02 6551 3928

1/80 Wynter St
Taree 2430

Walgett

Phone: 02 6828 2039

Unit 1, 31 Fox St
Walgett 2832

Wollongong

Phone: 02 4225 7977

63A Market St
Wollongong 2500

Wagga Wagga

Phone: 02 6921 9230

19 Trail St
Wagga Wagga 2650

Children's and Youth Legal Services

Legal Aid Hotline for under 18's

1800 10 18 10

Weekdays (9am to midnight) Friday to Sunday and Public Holidays: 24 hours

Domestic Violence Contacts

Domestic Violence Line

1800 656 463
(TTY 1800 671 442)

Trained counselors are available 24 hours, seven days a week.

Police 000 or contact your local police station

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Rural

www.rurallaw.org.au/

Rural Law Online is designed to give rural Victorians access to plain language information on areas of law which affect you.

The information on Federal legal issues applies in NSW, but information on their State laws may not apply in NSW and should not be relied upon without legal advice.

NSW Farmers Association Legal Access Service (members only)

Ombudsmen

The Ombudsman provides free, impartial, informal and timely resolution of complaints to promote fairness, openness and good public administration. There are separate officers for matters concerning the State of NSW and for those relating to the Federal Government.

The Ombudsman can assist you with your complaint about the administrative actions of a government agency or authority, or local government council.

Industry Complaint Resolution Bodies

There are also bodies appointed to resolve disputes within particular Industries, Departments or particular areas of concern.

Industry Complaint Resolution Bodies

Industry Complaint Resolution Bodies

Relationships Australia - NSW

web site

Telephone: 1300 364 277 (cost of a local call)
Email: reception@rav.org.au

Community Justice Centres

www.cjc.nsw.gov.au

CJC's provide free services for metropolitan and regional New South Wales:

Their preferred method of dispute resolution is mediation.

Unless you are from a Government Department (CJC Government referral information), then you should contact the CJC's by telephone:

Telephone: 1800 990 777
TTY: 1800 671 964
Interpreter:
Call 131450. and ask them to contact the CJC
Email: cjc_sydney@agd.nsw.gov.au

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Community Legal Services

Combined Community Legal Centres Group (NSW) Inc.

www.clcnsw.org.au

NSW's community legal centres provide free legal information and advice. They also deliver community legal education and conduct law reform and social justice campaigns. They are committed to the principles of human rights, social justice, equity and community participation.

There are also Neighbourhood or Community Centres that offer legal advice as part of their services.

Foolkit's List

Bathurst Information and Neighbourhood Centre
96 Russell Street
Bathurst  NSW  2795
02 6332 4866
www.binc.org.au
Legal advice and legal aid

Centacare Family Services
29 Yardley Avenue
Waitara  NSW  2077
02 9488 2400
www.brokenbay.catholic.org.au
Domestic Violence Court Assistance Scheme

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren NSW
Level 4, 280 Pitt Street
Sydney  NSW  2000
1800 449 102
www.raisinggrandchildren.com.au
Legal information and advice for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

Hunter Women's Centre
Corner Avon Street and Industrial Drive
Maysfield  NSW  2304
02 4968 2511
Individual counseling and group therapy focusing on domestic violence, Childhood Sexual Assault, long term effects of adult sexual assault and depression. Legal advice.

Immigration Advice and Rights Centre
Level 5, 362 Kent Street
Sydney  NSW  2000
02 9279 4300
www.iarc.asn.au
A community legal centre, specialising in immigration laws and policy.

Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre

16 Fitzroy Street
Kirribilli  NSW 2061
02 9922 4428
www.kncsydney.org
Free legal service, Justice of the Peace.

Lismore Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
76 Carrington Street
Lismore NSW 2480
(02) 6621 7397
Free legal advice

Manly Community Centre
12 Wentworth Street
Manly  NSW  2095

02 9977 1066
www.manlycommunitycentre.com.au
Legal Services

Northern Settlement Services
8 Chaucer Street
Hamilton  NSW  2303
1800 813 205
www.nsservices.com.au
Free migration advice, tax assistance, tenants advice and legal clinic.

Northside Community Connect
30 Howard Avenue
Dee Why  NSW 2099
02 9931 7777
www.northsideconnect.com.au
Legal Advice

Ryde Eastwood Financial Counseling Service

2 Dickson Avenue
West Ryde  21147
02 9858 1377
Advice on credit and debt issues and for people facing legal action on debt or mortgage or bankruptcy.

Ulladulla & Districts Community Resources Centre

78 Vincent Street
Ulladulla  NSW  2539
02 4454 0477
Legal Aid Service - fortnightly. Migrant Resource Centre Outreach Worker.

Wauchope Neighbourhood Centre

3 Waugh Street
Wauchope  NSW  2446
02 6586 4055
www.pmncinfo.org.au
Legal advice

Women's Resource Centre

29 Parker Street
Bega NSW 2550
02 6492 1367
www.geocities.com/southwomen
Provides information about Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders. Supports women through the court process. Provides information on the court process. Helps women to organise legal representation if needed.

Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre

Hayden Brook Road
Woodrising  NSW  2284
02 4959 4624
Legal advice

Telephone Services

  • LawAcess NSW is available for anyone with a legal problem in NSW who needs legal information, advice or a referral. 1300 888 529
  • Legal Aid Hotline for Under 18's is available for any youth with criminal law problems. 1800 101 810
  • Family Relationship Advice Line assists families affected by relationship or separation issues. 1800 050 321
  • Women's Legal Service and Domestic Violence issues - see separate boxes on this page
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Women's Legal Service

Women's Legal Services

General Referral Line: (02) 8745 6988 / 1800 801 501

Domestic Violence Advice Line: 1800 810 784
Sydney Metro: (02) 8745 6999
TTY Line: 1800 626 267

Aboriginal Women's Legal Contact Line: (02) 8745 6977 / 1800 639 784

Telephone Interpreter Service: 131 450 Ask the interpreter to contact the service on (02) 8745 6900.

Email: Womens_NSW@clc.net.au

PO Box 206
Lidcombe NSW 1825

Check for Related Legal Issues

A major event can affect different aspects of a person’s life. The most immediate legal issue can sometimes overshadow other legal or social issues simmering beneath the surface. Early recognition of these issues will help a person take better control of their situation.

Fitzroy Legal Service produce Between a Rock and Hard Place - A workers manual to the legal system. This comprehensive guide takes a welfare perspective of the law and is an excellent starting point for workers in disability, youth, drug & alcohol and other community/welfare sectors who need to understand the legal system but don’t want to get bogged down by the law.

To locate a service in NSW use the Community Services Directory at the top of this page. Please use this tool as a suggestion only outside Victoria as the laws and court systems are very different between the States.