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There are a wide range of services in NSW that can help you with free or low-cost legal information, advice and assistance.
Legal Aid provides legal services to disadvantaged clients across in most areas of criminal, family and civil law. Legal Tenancy Appeals Advice Line also provides free legal advice about an appeal of an tenancy decision.
Community Justice provide free mediation services to help people reach an agreement on a wide range of disputes.
The Home Building Advocacy Service is run by Western Sydney Community Legal for home owners who have already attempted to resolve their home building dispute through Fair Trading.
Find Legal Answers is a free legal information resource for people living in . This service is co-ordinated by the State Library of .
The Seniors Rights Service is a community legal that provides advocacy, advice and education to older people in .
Tenants provide free information and advice to tenants, boarders and lodgers, and residential community residents. Visit website to find the contact details of the service that covers your postcode. .tenants. .au/get-advice
ASIC is Australia's corporate regulator. They provide general information and advice for companies, businesses and consumers. Search the ASIC Registers for current information on companies and business names.
The Housing Appeals Committee is an independent agency which deals with appeals from people who are unhappy with decisions made by NSW social housing providers.
NSW Fair Trading provides information and assistance to consumers and people with disputes about home building, renting, strata living, retirement villages and residential communities.
The Health Care Complaints Commission acts to protect public health and safety by dealing with complaints about health service providers in NSW.
The NSW Ombudsman investigates complaints relating to the public sector and the provision of community services in NSW.
The NSW Small Business Commissioner provides advice for small business owners and mediation services for retail tenancy matters.
The NSW Trustee and Guardian supports the people of NSW to plan for their future legal, health and financial decisions. NCAT may appoint the NSW Trustee and Guardian as the financial manager of a person with a decision making disability.
NCAT may appoint the Public Guardian as the guardian of a person with a decision making disability. They also provide information and support to private guardians.
Victims Services is part of the NSW Department of Justice and Communities and provides support services including free counselling and financial assistance to victims of crime in NSW.
20 Oct 2023
We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work and we pay respect to the Elders, past, present and future.