South West Sydney Legal Centre has now changed its name to:

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We still offer the same services, free to our community, we just look a bit different.

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Free legal advice and support

Everyone deserves access to justice. That's why we provide free or reduced-cost legal services to people in our local area who might not be able to access legal support.
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100% of the legal clients we surveyed in 2021-22 said they would recommend our legal service to other people.

How we can support you

We offer free legal advice over the phone for broad range of legal problems for people living in South West Sydney.

For people with significant need, we may also offer free or reduced-cost legal representation and assistance. Not everyone qualifies for this kind of support. We may be able to resolve your issue with quick advice and then we can discuss if you need further assistance.

Our solicitors can support you to navigate the legal system, understand your rights and make informed choices to improve your situation.

How long until I can speak to a lawyer?

We have particular times in the week when you can call us to ask for support from a lawyer (see below). On this first phone call, we will take your details and arrange for a lawyer to call you back. The lawyer will aim to call you back within 7 working days.

Our phone lines are very busy and it can take time for us to connect you with a lawyer. If your matter is urgent and you cannot wait 7 working days to receive a call back, or cannot get through to us on our phone line, call Law Access for urgent assistance: 1300 888 529.

Contact

You can call at the following times to book a call with a lawyer within 7 working days.

Phone: (02) 9601 7777
Tuesday: 11.30 am – 1.30 pm
Thursday: 11.30 am – 1.30 pm

If you need an interpreter, call us using the free Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.

If you cannot wait 7 working days to receive a call back, call Law Access for urgent assistance: 1300 888 529.

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Frequently asked questions

Who can access this service?

We mainly provide legal assistance and representation to people who:

  1. do not qualify for Legal Aid and cannot afford a private lawyer
  2. live or work in Liverpool, Fairfield and Canterbury-Bankstown local government areas. If you are out of these areas and can’t get help anywhere else, we may be able to assist you.

Many people need our support and we cannot support every person who contacts us. We prioritise people with the greatest need.

If you live or work in the Greater Western Sydney region and have a legal problem related to employment, driving offence or criminal matter, we may be able to provide you with legal assistance and representation.

Download the full list of suburbs where this service is available.

What kind of legal problems can this service help with?

We cover a broad range of legal problems:

  • Driving offence charges
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Employment problems
  • Criminal charges
  • Motor vehicle property damage accidents
  • Wills
  • Discrimination
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Guardianship
  • Family Law
  • Consumer complaints
  • Consumer debts
  • Neighbourhood disputes
  • Traffic offences
  • Victims support

For support with other legal issues, visit:

What information will I need to provide over the phone or email?

Any information we collect from you is strictly confidential. You will need to provide identifying information to our reception, such as:

  • your name and contact details
  • The details of the other party to your legal matter (that means, the person or organisation you are having a legal problem)
  • a brief description of your problem.

This service is funded by the Community Legal Centres Program, administered by Legal Aid NSW.

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Free domestic violence services

We offer a range of services for women and children affected by domestic and family violence.

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Factsheets on common legal issues

Learn more about common legal issues that might affect you and find out where you can access free support.

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How to access Victims Support payments

Victim-survivors of domestic violence are eligible for payments from Victims Services. Find out how it works.

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Community legal education

We offer training sessions for community workers, their clients and members of the public. They cover common legal issues and share information about domestic and family violence.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands, skies and waterways in which we live and work, the Gadigal, Cabrogal, Darug and Eora people. We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, partners and community leaders.

Head office

Level 4, 2-14 Meredith St, Bankstown
Darug & Eora Country, NSW 2200

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