Legal Aid

Creating Fairness in the Legal System

Legal Aid NSW provides legal services to disadvantaged clients across NSW in most areas of criminal, family and civil law. Our services include:

  • free confidential face to face legal advice on most legal issues. Find a legal advice NSW advice service near you.
  • 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.

In trouble with the police, getting a divorce, in debt, having problems with your pension, immigration or fines?

Help over the phone

Call LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529 to get started. Legal Aid NSW also has a number of specialist services that provide help over the phone.

Find information

We have factsheets and resources to help you with your problem.

Get advice from a lawyer

We provide free legal advice on most legal issues. We also provide assistance in response to natural disasters, including bushfires and floods.

Help at court

If you need to go to court we may be able to provide assistance on the day you appear at court or represent you.

Workshops about the law

We run free information sessions and workshops about the law for the public, schools, community groups and other organisations around NSW.


Information about Legal Aid NSW is available in a range of community languages.