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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.

DCJ District DCJ 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 4704 0207 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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Last updated: 18 Oct 2019