​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |
LawAccess NSW

​​

Find out about Legal Aid

Legal Aid NSW provides a range of legal services to disadvantaged people. LawAccess NSW works very closely with Legal Aid NSW. If you have a legal problem and are thinking of applying for legal aid then you can call LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529 to discuss your legal problem and what assistance may be available from Legal Aid.

Can I get legal advice from Legal Aid?

Yes, Legal Aid can provide 20 minutes of free legal advice. Legal advice is not means tested and you do not have to apply for a grant of legal aid to get legal advice.
At most offices you will need to make an appointment for legal advice. LawAccess NSW can assist you to find your closest legal aid office.​

Can I get Legal Aid to represent me?

If you need more than legal advice Legal Aid NSW may provide a lawyer to help with your case. This is called being granted legal aid. Grants of legal aid are only available in some kinds of cases, for people who are eligible based on their income and assets.

Legal aid is not free – most people will have to pay a contribution, depending on their financial circumstances and the kind of case. You can call LawAccess on 1300 888 529 to discuss your eligibility for legal aid or to get an application form

Is Legal Aid free?

Legal Aid is not free. Most people will have to pay a contribution. The amount of your contribution depends on your financial situation and the area of law. You will need to meet some eligibility requirements for a grant of legal aid, including a means test. To help you assess whether you may be financially eligible for legal aid you can use the Means Test Indicator.

I don't think that I am eligible for a grant of legal aid, what are my other options?

Legal Aid NSW is unable to represent everyone, but this does not mean that you have no other options. LawAccess NSW can discuss your legal problem and identify other services that may be able to assist including pro bono services, community legal centres or even organise for the Law Society to send you a referral to a private solicitor.

LawAccess NSW is available between 9am – 5pm , Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) on 1300 888 529.

For more information about eligibility for legal aid please review:

 ​