Rights and responsibilities

Where to get free legal advice

Several organisations provide or organise free legal help. If a matter goes beyond advice and minor assistance, there may be a cost involved or you may need to meet eligibility criteria (usually a means test) to avoid or reduce this cost.

  • Legal Services Commission of South Australia provides legal services for people who can't afford to pay for legal representation. The Law Handbook is a plain english guide to the law in South Australia.
  • South Australian Community Legal Centres provide legal advice, assistance and referral to community members who might not otherwise get the help they need. Most centres provide services free of charge.
  • Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement provides legal assistance to Aboriginal people across South Australia.
  • Welfare Rights Centre provides information, advice and representation on Centrelink and social security matters. There is a telephone advice line and a free call number for country callers.
  • Women's Legal Service is a community based legal centre that provides free and confidential legal services to women in South Australia.
  • JusticeNet SA coordinates pro bono (free) legal assistance to low-income and disadvantaged South Australians, as well as not-for-profit organisations.

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Page last updated 25 May 2017

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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion
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Last Updated:
25/05/17
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