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Getting

legal help

 

There are a number of organisations that can help with legal advice.

Northern Territory

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person you can call the 24 hour legal service North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agencies (NAAJA) on:

  • Darwin:           1800 898 251

  • Katherine:       1800 897 728

  • Nhulunbuy:     1800 022 823

 

For southern areas of Northern Territory you can call the 24 hour legal service at the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service (CAALAS) on 1800 636 079.

 

Visit their website

Queensland

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) Ltd, is a community-based organisation established to provide professional and culturally competent legal services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Queensland.

Visit their website or call 1800 012 255.

Western Australia

ALSWA provides legal aid services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Western Australia.

 

Visit their website or call 1800 019 900.

New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory

The Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) is an Aboriginal community organisation giving information and referral, and legal advice and court representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children across NSW and ACT.

 

Visit their website or call 1800 765 767 (for criminal matters) or 1800 733 233 (for care and protection matters).

Victoria

VALS is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation operating state-wide in Victoria, providing community justice services and legal practice services to all Victorian Aboriginal community.

 

Visit their website or call 1800 064 865.

South Australia

The Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement helps protect the legal interests of Aboriginal people in South Australia.

Visit their website or call 1800 643 222.

Tasmania

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Community Legal Service (TACLS) provides free legal support to Aboriginal people in Tasmania.

 

Visit their website or call 1800 064 865.

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