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.








ALS staff member recipient of Churchill Fellowship examining early intervention in child protection


An ALS staff member has been officially confirmed as a 2016 recipient of a Churchill Fellowship. Gemma Slack-Smith, Principal Legal Officer of the ALS care and protection / family law practice applied for the Fellowship earlier this year. read more

Charges of affray dropped as case dismissed


ALS Parramatta acted for two brothers charged with affray. The charges arose out of a large brawl at a Bowling Club. It was said to have started over a disagreement about wearing heels on the bowling green. read more

Sharing our story - Annual Report 2016

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We are very pleased to present our Annual Report 2015-2016 celebrating what we have achieved over the last twelve months of service. This year our Annual Report reflects our mission statement as we continue to strive for justice for Aboriginal people and read more

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