Advice & Case Work

Free Legal Advice & Information

Shoalcoast provides free legal advice and casework services to disadvantaged individuals and groups who are unable to afford a private solicitor. We give priority to matters which involve particular disadvantage; for example, those which involve women and children exposed to family violence and those which affect indigenous clients. We do not advise in some other areas of law such as taxation, planning, environmental, commercial and property matters. See our guidelines for more details.

Telephone Advice

Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 12 noon
4422 9529 or 1800 229 529 (Ulladulla to Eden for generalist legal services; Also for women living in Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Palerang and Queanbeyan shires)

Face to Face Advice – Nowra office

Face to face appointments can be made if considered necessary by our phone advice Solicitor.  These are generally on a Friday morning.  Our office hours for clients are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am-12.30pm & 1.30-5pm

Outreach Face to Face Advice

We visit towns between Ulladulla and Eden at least once a month.  See ‘What’s On’ page for dates of our next outreach visits to South Coast towns.  Alternatively phone Shoalcoast on 4422 9529 for details.

South East NSW Women’s Legal Service

We also provide face to face legal advice clinics for women.  These occur monthly in Cooma, Merimbula, Eden and Bega.  Also in Braidwood on request.  Phone 1800 229 529 for more details and to book an appointment.


Knowmore is an independent, national legal service established to provide free legal advice and assistance, information and referral services to people engaging or considering engaging with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

If you or someone you know were sexually abused as a child in an institution, knowmore provides legal help to negotiate the Royal Commission.

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