List of Organisations

Registry staff are not permitted by law to give you legal advice. We strongly advise you to seek legal advice before commencing a proceeding or appearing as an unrepresented respondent in a proceeding brought by someone else. The list of organisations below gives contact details of organisations which may be able to provide you with free or low-cost legal advice or assistance or the services of a lawyer. There are other organisations that may be able to assist you. By listing the organisations below is not an endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.

Australian Capital Territory

Legal help

  • Legal Aid Australian Capital Territory
    Free minor advice and assistance is made available to all people in the ACT for most types of legal problems. Legal Aid ACT provides face to face advice appointments and free telephone advice and legal information.

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New South Wales

Legal help

  • Legal Aid New South Wales
    Gives information on how to apply for legal aid in New South Wales.
  • Law AccessNSW
    A free government telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW.
  • Immigration Rights and Advice Centre
    Provides free, independent, immigration advice and assistance financially disadvantaged immigrants and refugees in NSW.

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Northern Territory

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Queensland

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South Australia

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Tasmania

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Victoria

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Western Australia

Legal help

  • Legal Aid Western Australia
    For the cost of a local call from anywhere in the State advisers are available to provide legal advice and information.

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National

Legal help 

  • National Welfare Rights Network
    The NWRN is a network of services throughout Australia that provides free and independent information, advice and representation to individuals about Social Security law and its administration through Centrelink. The NWRN consists of both specialist community legal centres and services as well as individual advocates who are based in generalist community legal centres. NWRN member organisations are located in each capital city in Australia and in four regional centres. They are completely independent of Centrelink and all government departments.