Legal Assistance

Although Court staff are restricted in the type of assistance that they can provide to clients, a number of organisations within the ACT exist that may be able to help with the provision of legal advice. These organisations include the: 

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited
7/9 Moore Street
CANBERRA ACT  2601
Telephone: (02) 6249 8488

ACT Human Rights Commission
Level 4, 12 Moore Street
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
Telephone: (02) 6205 2222

ACT Law Society (Legal Advice Bureau)
Level 3, 11 London Circuit
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
Telephone: (02) 6247 5700
Free legal advice is provided by the Society between 12:30 and 2:00 pm at their Civic office. Legal advice is by appointment only. 
An appointment can be made by calling 6247 5700.  

ACT Pro Bono Clearing House
c/- ACT Law Society
GPO Box 1562, CANBERRA ACT 2601
Telephone: (02) 6247 5700
Facsimile: (02) 6247 3754
Email: mail@actlawsociety.asn.au
By application only to the Clearing House Administrator.

CARE Inc. Financial Counselling Service
Shop 16, 1st Floor Waldorf Apartments
2 Akuna Street
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601 
Telephone: (02) 6257 1788

Consumer Law Centre of the ACT
Shop 16, 1 st Floor, Waldorf Apartments
2 Akuna Street
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
Telephone: (02) 6257 1788

Environmental Defender's Office
Level 1 / 14 Childers Street
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
Telephone: (02) 6243 3460
edoact@edo.org.au

Legal Aid ACT
2 Allsop Street
CANBERRA CITY ACT  2601
Telephone: 1300 654 314

Public Trustee for the ACT
Ground Floor
221 London Circuit
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6207 9800

Street Law
Havelock House
Gould Street
TURNER  ACT  2616
Telephone: 1800 787 529
Telephone: (02) 6257 2931

Tenants' Union ACT Inc
PO Box 8
Civic Square
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2608
Telephone: (02) 6247 2011

VOCAL Victims of Crime Assistance League ACT Incorp
1 Iluka Street
NARRABUNDAH ACT 2604
Telephone: (02) 6295 9600

Canberra Community Law (formerly, Welfare Rights and Legal Centre)
Level 1, 21 Barry Drive
Turner  ACT  2612
Telephone: (02) 6218 7900
info@canberracommunitylaw.org.au

Women's Legal Centre (ACT and Region) Incorporated
PO Box 1726
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
Telephone: (02) 6257 4499 or 1800 634 669, if outside Canberra 

Youth Law Centre ACT
Level 1 / 14 Childers Street
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
Telephone: (02) 6173 5410
contact@youthlawact.org.au

 

You may also be able to obtain information and assistance in relation to your financial options from the following financial counselling services:


CARE Inc. Financial Counselling Service
Shop 16, 1st Floor, Waldorf Apartments
2 Akuna Street
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
Telephone: 02 6257 1788

Salvation Army Moneycare
4 Hawdon Place
DICKSON ACT 2602
Telephone: 02 6247 3635