The following organisations provide assistance to people with legal problems in NSW.

Referral

LawAccess NSW is a free telephone service providing legal information and help to identify services who can assist with legal issues. Call 1300 888 529 for this NSW-wide telephone information, referral and advice service. Available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). LawAccess NSW is a service attached to Legal Aid NSW.

Free legal advice and assistance

If you need legal advice or assistance, we recommend speaking with LawAccess first, so you can be connected with the best service for your situation.

Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT

The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT provides free, culturally appropriate legal advice, representation, information and referral assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.

Community legal centres (CLCs)

Community legal centres (CLCs) are independent organisations that provide free legal advice and advocacy for a range of individuals and groups in the community. Search here for a local CLC in NSW.

Legal Aid NSW

Legal Aid NSW provides a range of free services to people who need advice, assistance and representation, and who qualify for legal aid.

Other resources

Find Legal Answers

The Find Legal Answers page has plain language legal information, guides to the law and links to legal help resources. It is run by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) who can provide guidance on resources and legal information to better understand legal issues, rights and responsibilities. LIAC is based at the State Library of NSW.

Justice Connect

Justice Connect design and deliver interventions that aim to connect people and community groups with legal help, tools and services to increase access to legal support. They provide several self-help resources, and offer online advice services in certain circumstances to residents of NSW.

The Law Society of NSW

The Law Society of NSW’s register of solicitors is a searchable directory of legal practices and mediators in NSW.