Free Legal Services

Below are the main Legal Services and Commissions in each State and Territory of Australia.

All these organisations have a free phone help line which you should call if you have any doubt about whether you are guilty of the offence you have been charged with.

Call and have a discussion for legal advice if you do not think that you are guilty or if you are not sure exactly what the offences mean.

This is particularly important because, for example, driving suspended in Victoria involves a knowledge that you were suspended when you were driving. It is not just the act of driving without a licence that is needed to be proven. There are similar parts of many charges that you may not know about.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Legal Aid information helpline: 1300 654 314
New South Wales (NSW)
Law Access: 1300 888 529
Northern Territory (NT)
Legal aid helpline: 1800 019 343
Queensland (QLD)
Legal Aid: 1300 65 11 88
South Australia (SA)
Free legal help: 1300 366 424
Tasmania (TAS)
Telephone advice service: 1300 366 611
Victoria (VIC)
Free advice service: 1300 792 387
Western Australia (WA)
Legal Aid Infoline: 1300 650 579

Community Legal Centres also offer excellent support to communities throughout metropolitan, regional, rural and remote locations across Australia, providing legal services to those in need.

To find your nearest Community Legal Centre, visit the National Association of Community Legal Centres.