Name of service
Legal Aid NSW Family Law
Phone: 02 9219 5000
Legal Aid NSW – Children’s Legal Service (CLS)
Phone: 02 9219 5120
Legal Aid – Care and Protection Service
Phone: 9219 5000
323 Castlereagh Street
Legal Aid – Child Support Service
Phone: 9633 9916 (Sydney) or 1800 451 784 (regional).
Law Access NSW
Phone: 1300 888 529
The Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program
Phone: 9287 7505
Phone: 1300 789 978
Various emergency hotlines
Various phone counseling services
Parent Line NSW
Phone: 1300 1300 52
Phone: 9787 0855 or 1800 637 357
Immigration Advice and Rights Centre (IARC)
Phone: 9262 3833
Redfern Legal Centre
Phone: 9698 7277
Inner City Legal Centre
Phone: 9332 1966
Kingsford Legal Centre
Phone: 9385 9566
What they do
The family law practice at Legal Aid NSW helps adults and children resolve their family disputes and to achieve safe and workable care arrangements for children.
They provide legal advice and minor assistance, duty services and case representation in commonwealth family law matters, including child support matters, and in state care and protection matters across NSW.
The Children’s Legal Service of Legal Aid NSW advises and represents children and young people under 18 involved in criminal cases in the Children’s Courts.
Telephone hotline provides legal advice and info to young people under 18. Operates 9am to midnight weekdays, 24-hour service Friday 9am to Sunday midnight and public holidays.
Provide free legal advice, and where possible minor assistance, to people involved in legal matters with the Department of Human Services concerning the welfare of a child or young person.
The Child Support Service offers phone advice and face to face advice at some Legal Aid NSW offices
Free legal advice and referral hotline
Assists women and children who are or have been experiencing domestic violence to obtain effective legal protection through applications for Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders. Also provides referrals to other services such as safe housing, income support, children's needs, family law and counseling.
MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues.
Rape Crisis Centre/Sexual Assault Hotline – 02 9819 6565 or 1800 424 017
1800RESPECT – A national Line which can support victims of trauma
Victims Access Line – 1800 633 063
Child Protection Helpline -132 111
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Mission Australia - 1300 886 999
Catholic Care - 9283 4899
24 hour 7 days a week telephone information, counseling and referral service for all NSW parents of children aged newborn to 18 years.
Information and counseling service for info parents of children under 5 years.
Community legal centre providing free legal advice and representation in immigration law.
Community legal centre providing free legal advice and representation to people living in the Redfern area and surrounding inner-city suburbs.
Community legal centre providing free legal advice and representation to people living in the Darlinghurst area and surrounding inner-city and eastern suburbs.
Community legal centre providing free legal advice and representation to people living in the Kingsford, Maroubra, Randwick area and surrounding eastern suburbs.