Legal services and support
On this page:
- Legal support and information services
- Anti-Discrimination NSW
- The Public Defender
- Office of the Legal Services Commissioner
- Campaign launches to Stop Public Threats of violence in NSW
- For more information
In response to COVID-19, arrangements for legal support services are changing to limit face-to-face contact and protect public safety.
For useful information or legal support, you can visit:
- LawAccess: www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 888 529 between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.
- Legal Aid: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 888 529.
- Aboriginal Legal Service: keep up-to-date on the ALS website or via the ALS Facebook page.
- Law Society of NSW: www.lawsociety.com.au
Anti-Discrimination NSW (ADNSW)
In response to COVID-19 ADNSW offices are closed and temporarily suspended face to face enquiries. For free information about discrimination, sexual harassment, vilification and victimisation, contact staff by:
phone: 02 9268 5544
free call: 1800 670 812
The telephone enquiry service is operating as a call back service. Please call and leave a message.
The Public Defender
The Public Defenders office remains open with minimal staff. The number of visitors per day is strictly limited. Contact Public Defenders on 9268 3111 for advice on access to the office from 10.00am - 4:00pm.
For information about arrangements in place at courts and tribunals in response to COVID-19, visit the Courts, tribunals and jury service page.
Office of the Legal Services Commissioner (OLSC)
The Office of the Legal Services receives complaints about solicitors and barristers practising in New South Wales.
For more information about the role of this Office, the scope of its powers and for information about frequent complaint issues such as cost disputes, you should visit the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner website at www.olsc.nsw.gov.au.
Due to the evolving COVID-19, the OLSC is operating on reduced staffing levels and remote working by staff, delays may be experienced in processing and handling your complaint and/or responding to your enquiry. If you send correspondence by mail, there may be further delays. Please contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) where possible.
If your email relates to a new inquiry we will contact you as soon as possible.
If your email is about an existing complaint it will be forwarded to your case officer who will contact you in due course.