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Legal assistance

The Attorney-General’s Department administers funding to the following programmes to help people access legal assistance:

In 2018, reviews will be conducted of the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services 2015-2020 and the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program.

Assistance with a legal problem

If you need information about the law or help to resolve a legal problem, there are several places you can get assistance:

If you are Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander, you can also contact an Indigenous legal assistance provider.

These services may be able to provide you with information, help with drafting a legal document, legal advice or representation in a court or tribunal.

If you need help with the costs of a Commonwealth law matter or an overseas legal matter and do not qualify for assistance from legal aid, you may be eligible for Commonwealth legal financial assistance.

The Attorney-General and the Attorney-General’s Department cannot give you legal advice or provide you with a lawyer.​

Contact details

Legal Assistance Branch
02 6141 4800
Outside Australia: +61 2 6141 4800

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