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We're here to support you

We have a team of expert lawyers that can provide you with information, legal advice and representation.

We understand you might need more than legal advice to take the next step, so we also have a team of Social Workers and an Aboriginal Case Manager that can support you.

Our services are free.

We can help with:

  • Divorce & separation
  • Arrangements for children and property following separation
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Problems at work
  • Engaging with Child Protection
  • Discrimination
  • Compensation for victims of crime

GET HELP

The Centre operates on a needs basis – we try and ensure all women can access information about legal processes and that our advice and ongoing services are provided to the women who need them the most.

Depending on your situation, we can provide you with information or urgent legal advice over the phone, book you in for an appointment. If we are not able to help, we can refer you to another legal assistance service or private lawyer who can assist.

Our Intake and Advice Line is open 9-5, Monday to Friday.

You can call us on 02 6257 4377/1800 634 669. One of our Client Services team will go through your situation and see if we can help.

Before you call us, you can use the eligibility check below to see if we are the right service for you.

Our Process

Eligibility check

This eligibility check will ask you a few quick questions about your situation to find out if we practice in an area of law relevant to your problem and if you are eligible for our services. It takes less than three minutes to complete.

This tool is confidential. We don’t collect or keep any information you provide here.

Eligibility check
Do you identify as a woman? *

EMERGENCY SERVICES

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call for police and ambulance help.

Ph: 000

If you require police assistance but it is not an emergency, phone 131 444 or visit the ACT Police website.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS SERVICE

DVCS is an inclusive service supporting children, young people and adults impacted by domestic and family violence. This includes those who use violence.

Ph: 24/7 Crisis Line 02 6280 0900

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CANBERRA COMMUNITY LAW
CCL provides free legal assistance in the areas of public housing, Centrelink, disability discrimination and some civil law matters. It also runs specialist programs to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with Centrelink, housing and race discrimination legal issues and people experiencing homelessness with civil law issues.

Ph: 02 6218 7900

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CONSUMER LAW CENTRE ACT
CLC provides free legal advice and representation in the areas of consumer credit (mortgages, credit cards and personal loans), debt recovery, financial abuse, bankruptcy, insurance, simple contracts, and general fair trading and consumer protection.

Ph: 02 6143 0044

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ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICE
ALS provides free legal advice and representation in the areas of criminal law, family law, Care and Protection and Tenancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Ph: 1800 765 767 (Criminal matters) 1800 733 233 (Care & protection and family matters)

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LEGAL AID ACT
LA provides free legal advice and representation in the areas of criminal law, family law and some civil law matters, including migration and private tenancy issues.

Ph: 1300 654 314 (Helpline)

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LEGAL AID DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND PERSONAL PROTECTION ORDER UNIT

This Unit provides free assistance to people applying for Family Violence Orders and help to understand and respond to orders. The Unit is located at the ACT Magistrates Court.

Ph: 02 6207 1874 or 1300 654 314

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