Law Access NSW

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Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre

Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre

Law Access NSW

Law Access NSW is a government operated, statewide, free telephone legal advice service, open to all NSW residents. Law Access provides free legal information, referrals, and on occasion, legal advice to out of state clients who have a legal issue in NSW.

Law Access can do the following:

  • Provide legal information over the phone
  • Send information regarding your legal information, for example, publications, fact sheets and forms
  • Refer to another legal service. This may be done if you require face to face legal assistance, or a specialist service.

Law Access NSW is able to help with an arrange of legal problems, including:

  • Going to court
  • Crime
  • Traffic offences or fines
  • Debt
  • Family law or relationships
  • Domestic or family violence
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Work-related issues
  • Consumer issues, for example, buying goods and services.
  • Motor vehicle incidents
  • Future planning, for example, wills, power of attorney or enduring guardianship.

Law Access NSW’s website also hosts a variety of legal information. On the website, you can access:

  • easy to read information about a wide range of legal issues
  • legal information in other languages
  • access step-by-step guides and practical tools for dealing with your legal problem without a lawyer in the Representing Yourself – LawAssist section.

There is also a dedicated section on representing yourself at court or tribunal. These include:

  • Information about a range of different legal topics including debt, car accidents, apprehended violence orders, fines, fences, employment rights, recovery of goods, driving offences and crime, and what to do after someone dies
  • Step by step guides to running a case
  • Instructions for preparing letters, legal documents and court forms
  • Sample letters, documents and forms
  • Flowcharts and interactive guides
  • Checklists and frequently asked questions
  • Information on alternatives to court.

The Law Access NSW telephone line and website is able to be accessed in many languages and has accessibility provisions.

Contact Law Access NSW

Phone: 1300 888 529

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, you can contact Law Access NSW through the National Relay Service (NRS). Call the NRS on1300 555 727, and ask for Law Access NSW.

If you require an interpreter, you can call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450, and ask for Law Access NSW


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