​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 |
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Advocates

Advocates are organisations that are registered with Revenue NSW. They can speak to Revenue NSW on your behalf to discuss your options to deal with the fine in the best possible way.

Depending on your circumstances, an advocate may help you:

  • postpone enforcement action by Revenue NSW
  • arrange a payment plan
  • apply for a Work and Development Order
  • apply for a write off.

If you are unsure what to do about your fine, you should speak to an advocate.

    Who are advocates?

    Advocates include services like Legal Aid NSW, Community Legal Centres and Financial Counsellors Association of NSW. The organisations register their employees who can assist a vulnerable person to negotiate with Revenue NSW.

    While all advocates can speak to Revenue NSW to help someone with a fine, depending on what the organisation does, how they can help is different. For example, financial counselling services may help you:

    • work out your financial situation
    • help you understand and fill in forms
    • advise you about ways to manage your money
    • work out a budget
    • help negotiate directly with Revenue NSW.

    The advocate can assist you so that Revenue NSW is able to fully assess your particular circumstances.

    Who do they help?

    Advocates generally assist vulnerable clients to speak with Revenue NSW. Vulnerable clients include:

    • people with a mental health impairment, cognitive impairment or intellectual disability
    • people who are homeless
    • people with a serious addiction to drugs, alcohol or volatile substances
    • prisoners and people recently released from custody
    • people in financial, medical or domestic hardship
    • young people (under 18 years).

    Even if you are not a vulnerable client, an advocate can discuss your options to deal with the fine. If you are not a vulnerable client, it may mean an advocate can’t use the Revenue NSW’s advocacy hotline. However, an advocate can still help you work out what to do about the fine.

    Where to find an advocate

    To find an advocate, you may contact: