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LawAccess NSW is a free government telephone service that provides
legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW.
We are a starting point to help with your legal problem.
We can help you with a wide range of legal problems or questions about:
Yes, you can get legal information from our website: www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au
You can use our website to:
The Representing Yourself - LawAssist section of this website can help you if you are dealing with a legal problem or representing yourself in a court or tribunal.
You will find:
For information, see
How to use Representing Yourself.
We have Aboriginal staff who can talk to you about your legal problem and also connect you with other services, including Aboriginal legal services, if you need more help.
If you would like to talk to one of our Aboriginal staff, let us know when you contact us.
We can help you work out if legal aid may be available for your legal problem and if you meet the Legal Aid NSW means test. We can also help you to fill out the Legal Aid NSW application form over the telephone.
If you do need a private solicitor, we can arrange for the Law Society of NSW to send you the details of up to three private solicitors who cover the type of law you need assistance with.
You can call 1300 888 529 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS). Ask for LawAccess NSW on
1300 888 529.
Voice: 133 677
Speak & Listen: 1300 555 727
Internet Relay: www.relayservice.gov.au
Video Relay: Choose the available NRS video relay contact on Skype
If you require an interpreter, call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 and ask for LawAccess NSW.
Who operates LawAccess NSW?