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Legal services and support

If you need to understand Children's Court, get legal advice, or find a lawyer, contact one of these free services:

State-wide free legal assistance

Aboriginal Legal Service
1800 733 233

Intellectual Disability Rights Service
Free call 1800 666 611 or 02 9318 0144

Legal Aid - Early Intervention Unit
1800 551 589

Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre
1800 686 587 or 02 9569 3847

Women’s Legal Service NSW
1800 801 501 or 02 8745 6988

Indigenous Women’s Legal Contact Line
1800 639 784 or 02 8745 6977

Care and Protection Advice Line
02 8745 6908

Salvos Legal Advice Bureau
02 8202 1500

Otherwise you can call LawAccess NSW for information and referrals on 1300 888 529 and they can direct you to a free legal service in your area.

Legal help for children and young people

There is free legal aid for children and young people. See what services and supports are available.

Community legal centres

There are local community legal centres in most FACS districts. There are also local Family Violence Prevention Legal Services in some FACS districts.

FACS District

FACS offices

Community Legal Centre or Family Violence Prevention Legal Service

Central Coast

Gosford, Lakes, Peninsula, Wyong

Central Coast Community Legal Centre
02 4353 4988

Far West

Broken Hill, Dareton, Wilcannia

Far West Community Legal Centre
08 8088 2020 or 1800 300 036

Warra Warra Legal Service
08 8087 6766

Hunter New England

Armidale, Cessnock, Charlestown, Edgeworth, Glen Innes, Inverell, Maitland, Mayfield, Moree, Muswellbrook, Narrabri, Raymond Terrace, Tamworth

North and North West Community Legal Service
(toll free) 1800 687 687

Hunter Community Legal Centre
02 4040 9120

Illawarra Shoalhaven

Nowra, Ulladulla

Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre
02 4422 9529 or (toll free) 1800 229 529

Illawarra Shoalhaven

Shellharbour, Wollongong

Illawarra Legal Centre, Warrawong
133 677 or 02 4276 1939

Mid North Coast

Kempsey, Port Macquarie

Many Rivers Family Violence Prevention Legal Service
02 6562 5856

Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre
02 6580 2111

Mid North Coast

Coffs Harbour

Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre
02 6580 2111

Murrumbidgee

Albury, Cootamundra, Deniliquin, Griffith, Leeton, Tumut, Wagga Wagga

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service
1800 918 377

Murrumbidgee

Griffith

Binaal Billa Family Violence Prevention Legal Service (covers Lake Cargelligo/Murrin Bridge)
1800 700 218 or 02 6850 1234

Nepean Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains, Lithgow,

Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre
02 4782 4155 or 1300 363 967

Nepean Blue Mountains

Hawkesbury, Penrith,
St Marys

Western Sydney Community Legal Centre
02 9675 2009

Northern NSW

Ballina, Clarence Valley, Lismore, Tweed Heads

Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre
02 6621 1000

Northern NSW

Taree

Many Rivers Family Violence Prevention Legal Service
02 6562 5856

Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre
02 6580 2111

Northern Sydney

Chatswood

Inner City Legal Centre
02 9332 1966

Northern Sydney

Pennant Hills

Western Sydney Community Legal Centre
02 9675 2009

South Eastern Sydney

Redfern

Inner City Legal Centre
02 9332 1966

Redfern Legal Centre
02 9698 7277

Redfern Legal Centre also provides a free legal advice at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown

South Eastern Sydney

St George, Sutherland

Marrickville Legal Centre
02 9559 2899

South Western Sydney

Bowral, Campbelltown, Ingleburn

Macarthur Legal Centre
02 4628 2042

South Western Sydney

Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool

South West Sydney Legal Centre
02 9601 7777

Southern NSW

Batemans Bay, Bega, Cooma, Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Yass

Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre  
02 4422 9529 or (toll free) 1800 229 529

Southern NSW

Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Yass

Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre
02 4422 9529 or (toll free) 1800 229 529

Sydney

Burwood, Lakemba

South West Sydney Legal Centre
02 9601 7777

Sydney

Central Sydney

Inner City Legal Centre
02 9332 1966

Redfern Legal Centre
02 9698 7277

Western NSW

Bathurst

Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre
02 4782 4155 or 1300 363 967

Western NSW

Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Dubbo, Mudgee, Nyngan, Parkes, Walgett

Western NSW Community Legal Centre
02 6884 9422 or (toll free) 1800 655 927

Western NSW

Parkes

Binaal Billa Family Violence Prevention Legal Service (covers Forbes & Peak Hill)
1800 700 218 or 02 6850 1234

Western NSW

Condobolin, Cowra, Orange

Western NSW Community Legal Centre
02 6884 9422 or (toll free) 1800 655 927

Western Sydney

Auburn, Blacktown, Parramatta, Mt Druitt,

Western Sydney Community Legal Centre
02 9675 2009 or 02 8833 0911

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