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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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.








Going to court? Tips for getting a good outcome

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If you have a court date, you must go to court. We've produced a brochure with tips on what a person needs to do before their court date. read more

Funding cuts hurts our kids

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Funding for Aboriginal legal services around the country is being reduced by nearly six percent, as illustrated in today’s Federal government May Budget 2016-2017. read more

After 35 years, Rayna is leaving the ALS

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ALS is marking the successful career of Ms Rayna Pettet, a senior solicitor with Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) who is due to leave the Service after some 35 years working in the Cowra/Bathurst region, with an afternoon tea at Cowra Court House on Thu read more

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