Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

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Is child protection talking to you?

Phone 1800 733 233 or 02 8836 3444


Separating from your partner? Worried about children?
Phone 1800 733 233 or 02 8836 3444 


In trouble with Police?
Phone 1800 765 767 or 02 8303 6600


Want to work off your fines?
Phone 1300 478 879 


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Watch films made by kids from Bourke, Moruya, Taree and Wagga with the ALS Talking FactSheet Project


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. 

We work in Criminal law, Children's Care and Protection law and Family law, and we provide information and referral for Civil law. We also assist with Work and Development Orders and Custody Notification.

We have 23 offices and 187 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff across NSW and ACT determined to get justice for Aboriginal people and the community.








Who gets hit hardest by a prison-led approach?

Build communities not prisons

We have been told that NSW will now be funding a further 3,000 prison beds in its budget at a cost of over $3.8 billion. The government admits this is in response to tougher bail laws, increased policing and a lack of alternatives. Rather than spending th read more

ALS Talking FactSheet Project receives more funding

Bourke kids and cop 2015

Law firm King & Wood Mallesons have kindly donated funds to the ALS Talking Fact Sheet Project enabling the production of further legal education films by Aboriginal children and young people around NSW and ACT. The Talking Fact Sheet project asks young p read more

You're invited to our symposium on Aboriginal Children, Culture and the Law

Symposium flyer web

In order to draw attention to early intervention, prevention and family restoration services as a means of decreasing high rates of Aboriginal child removal in NSW, the ALS children's care and protection legal practice is holding a symposium on 'Aborigina read more

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