We work to maintain and improve Australia's law and justice framework. Through the Australian Government Solicitor, we also provide legal services to the Commonwealth, including legal advice and representation.
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Download a Word or PDF copy of a Commonwealth statutory declaration form. You can also fill in a stat dec online.
Find out who can get married in Australia, and what you need to do before and after you get married.
Find out about the protections available under Australia’s federal anti-discrimination laws.
News and updates
The government released the Government Response to the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme on 13 November 2023.
Apply for legal financial assistance, including reimbursement under a costs certificate.
Applications are now open for the National Justice Reinvestment Program and the Justice Reinvestment in Central Australia program.
Have your say in stage 2 of our public sector whistleblowing reforms.
Families and marriage
Rights and protections
We advise on policies and laws to help people enjoy a life where their rights are respected and protected.
Acknowledgement of Country message
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as custodians of Australia and pay our respects to Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge the ongoing connection to land, sea and communities throughout Australia, and the contributions to the lives of all Australians.