Legal Services

In this section you can find inforamtion and links to organisations which provide legal information, advice and representation.

(ACT) Women's Legal Centre External Link - provides free, confidential telephone advice to women on legal issues. No drop-in service, appointments only.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12noon.
Phone: 02 6257 4499

ACT Legislation Register External Link - contains authorised current consolidations of ACT Acts, regulations and subordinate instruments.

ANU Students Association External Link - provides advice on all legal matters to enrolled students. Phone or drop in for appointments 9am-5pm Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
Phone: 02 6125 2444

Consumer Law Centre of the ACT External Link - provides free legal assistance & advice to low to moderate income consumers, primarily in the areas of consumer credit, telecommunications & utilities, as well as general fair trading & consumer protection. Phone: 02 6257 1788 (9am-12noon Monday to Friday).

Environmental Defenders Office External Link - provides legal advice & representation on environmental law issues.

Legal Advice Bureau (Law Society of the ACT) External Link - provides free legal advice on simple legal matters. Assists in determining a legal problem and the possible need for engaging the services of the Legal Aid Office.
Interviews are by appointment only, Monday-Friday 12:30-2pm.
Phone 02 6247 5700

Legal Aid Office ACT External Link - provides free legal advice and assistance to everyone, but eligibility criteria apply for legal representation matters.
Free Advice Line: 1300 654 314 (Monday- Friday from 8:30am-5pm)
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: 02 6207 1874
Criminal Law: 02 6243 3471

Tenants Advice Service External Link - provides free legal advice on tenancy matters, information & community education for all ACT tenants. Works on tenancy/housing issues and represents ACT tenants in a range of forums.

Canberra Community Law (formerly Welfare Rights and Legal Centre) External Link - provides advice, information and referral in two areas:

  1. One-off night time free legal advice and referral in all areas of law ( including legal aid appeals for people on low income) no appointment necessary, drop in or telephone, first come first served.
    Tuesday nights only 6-8pm
  2. Welfare rights advice on Centrelink benefits and housing issues private and public tenancy.
    Hours: Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am -1pm

Phone: 02 6218 7999
Outside Canberra Phone: 1800 445 665

Legal SupportExternal Link - Tjillari Justice is a not for profit organisation started in 2014 to address the toxic stress and trauma children experience when they have a parent involved in the justice system.

Address: 27 Mulley Street Holder 2611
Level 2A Room 38

Contact: 0402 062 191