If you're looking for help with a legal problem or need general guidance on legal issues, a good place to start is Legal Aid NSW. 

Legal Aid NSW’s free information and referral service, LawAccess NSW, has information on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs)
  • what to do after someone dies
  • instructions on how to prepare legal documents and court forms
  • employment rights
  • divorce
  • representing yourself in court.

There are interactive guides that provide tailored information to help you deal with legal problems such as:

  • mortgage stress
  • unpaid council rates
  • recovering money
  • resolving fencing disputes
  • being chased for money
  • problems with utilities
  • fines
  • traffic offences  
  • motor vehicle accidents.

The fact sheets are in easy-to-read language and are produced by various agencies and organisations including:

  • community legal centres
  • courts and tribunals
  • government departments.

Anyone who has a legal problem in NSW can directly contact LawAccess NSW for legal help. You can access its web chat service on the Legal Aid NSW website by clicking the 'Chat with us' button on the right, or calling 1300 888 529 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Last updated: 15 November 2023