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Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT

Today the ALS is made up of over 200 staff across 24 offices throughout NSW and the ACT. The ALS does legal work in Criminal law, children’s Care and Protection law and Family law. We assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children through representation in court, advice and information, and referral to further support services. 

Australian Centre for Disability Law

Across all aspects of our work our goals are to:

  • Work with and alongside persons with disability and their representative organisations towards the realisation of the legal and human rights of persons with disability in our designated practice areas
  • Ensure that our work is distributed equitably across all disability groups
  • Ensure that persons with disability and their associates who are most socially and legally disadvantaged, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, have equitable access to our services
  • Understand and interpret disability and disability rights concerns within a social model of disability in which “disability” is not conceptualised as a personal characteristic but the result of the interaction of persons with a social environment prone to barriers that are capable of being overcome
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to achieve outcomes in our designated practice areas that will have a broad positive impact on the realisation of the human rights of persons with disability
  • Contribute to the positive development of the law as it impacts upon persons with disability and their associates at the State, National and International levels
  • Support the work of disabled peoples’ organisations in Australia and internationally by contributing legal knowledge and expertise where this is relevant to their work and
  • Build the capacity of disability rights and legal services in Australia.

Coroner’s Court

Coroners ensure that all sudden, unexpected or unexplained deaths, suspected deaths, fires and explosions are properly investigated.

Family Relationships Online

Information for all families – whether together or separated – about family relationship issues.  Find out about a range of services to assist families manage relationship issues, including helping families agree on arrangements for children after parents separate.

Federal Register of Legislation

The Federal Register of Legislation (the Legislation Register) is the authorised whole-of-government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents. It contains the full text and details of the lifecycle of individual laws and the relationships between them.

The Legislation Register is managed by the Office of Parliamentary Counsel in accordance with the Legislation Act 2003.

Guardianship Division

NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal NCAT’s Guardianship Division makes decisions about people who have a decision making disability. 

Inner City Legal Centre

Access to justice for all vulnerable people (in NSW), particularly those who identify as LGBTIQ.

ICLC empowers its clients and stakeholders through advice, representation, CLE, law reform and partnerships with supportive organisations.

Law Access NSW

LawAccess NSW is a free government telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW.

Law Term Finder

LawTermFinder is a free online dictionary of the words and phrases used in Australia Family Law and mediation services.

Legal Aid NSW

Legal Aid NSW provides legal services to disadvantaged clients across NSW in most areas of criminalfamily and civil law.

Legal Aid NSW also assists people experiencing domestic and family violence.

Our services include:

  • free legal advice to disadvantaged people about issues that affect them. Call LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529 to find out if you can get legal advice.
  • legal representation for eligible clients, provided through duty services and case grants for ongoing representation
  • family dispute resolution services to parties in a family law dispute
  • free workshops and webinars for the public and community organisations
  • free legal information written in plain English to help people resolve their legal problems
  • specialist services for particular groups in the community.

M.E.R.I.T (Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment)

The Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) program is a voluntary, pre-plea program for adults in the Local Court who have issues related to their alcohol and other drug use.

MERIT provides access to a wide range of alcohol and other drug treatment services for 12 weeks while court matters are adjourned. MERIT has operated since 2000 and is currently available at 62 of the 137 Local Courts in NSW.

NSW Fair Trading

NSW Fair Trading is part of the Department of Customer Service whose role is to make doing business in NSW simple, accessible and fair for employees, consumers and industry while providing the best value for government.

NSW Police Force

The mission of the NSW Police Force, as set out in the Police Act 1990, is to work with the community to reduce violence, crime and fear.

NSW Trustee and Guardian

Our purpose is to protect, promote and support the rights, dignity, choices and wishes of the people of NSW.

Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives a person, or trustee organisation the legal authority to act for you to manage your assets and make financial and legal decisions on your behalf.

SafeWork NSW

SafeWork NSW show you how to make a healthy, safe and productive workplace part of your ‘business as usual’. A productive, healthy and safe workplace shows that everyone shares common values that make worker health and safety a priority. It means that everyone anticipates unsafe acts and corrects them before harm is done.

It demonstrates that injury and prevention is a priority and everyone takes ownership of health and safety issues.

Senior Rights Service

Seniors Rights Service offers free legal advice on many legal issues to older people in NSW, as well as a comprehensive referral service.  We offer general legal advice, as well as advice on retirement villages and strata living

Service NSW

At Service NSW, a positive customer experience is our highest priority.

We draw on the best in service delivery from the public and private sectors to provide leading customer experiences. 

Women with Disabilities Australia

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) represents and advocates for women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people living with disabilities across Australia.

WWDA’s work involves a broad range of activities and projects that aim to promote human rights and end all forms of discrimination and violence on the basis of disability and gender.

Young people

Useful information, guidance and support services for all stages of a young person’s life in NSW.