Legal Services

Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre

Legal Advice Line: 4704 0207 (Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30 – 12.30pm, Wednesdays 1.30-4.30pm)
Tenancy Advice Line: 4704 0201 (Mondays & Tuesdays 9.30 – 12.30pm)
Blue Mountains tenants onlyWe no longer have a receptionist position so callers seeking legal advice can ring the listed numbers directly for assistance. Messages can be left outside these times on the phone lines, but if people call within the listed time frame they will be able to speak to a solicitor.

Email: admin@eeclc.org.au
The Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre services the Blue Mountains, Oberon, Lithgow and Bathurst regions providing free legal and advocacy assistance.
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Community Justice Centres
Tel: 1800 990 777
Community Justic Centres (CJCs) provide free mediation and clnflict management services to help people in disputes reach an agreement.

Disputes and conflict can develop in many situations, for example between neighbours, family members or at work. CJC mediators are trained to help people in dispute find a solution. Thousands of people use CJC every year — and around 80% of them reach an agreement.

CJC mediations take place at different venues all over NSW such as local court houses, neighbourhood centres, community centres, libraries, clubs and other venues.

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Legal Aid NSW
Penrith Legal Aid Office
95 Henry Street
Penrith NSW 2750
Tel: 02 4732 3077
Fax: 02 47210572
DX: 8038Penrith
Legal Aid NSW has a central office in Sydney (Central Sydney) and 21 offices in metropolitan and regional NSW. The closest Legal Aid Office to the Lower Mountains is in Penrith.

If you need legal assistance call the free legal help line LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529 for information about your legal problem and contact details for services that might be able to assist you or you can search for a Legal Aid NSW advice service near you.

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National Children and Young People’s Legal Centre (NCYPLC)
Young people and their advocates can get information, referral and advice by using the Law Mail on-line legal advice service. Other legal resources and materials can be accessed on the Law Stuff web-site.

WOMEN’S LEGAL ADVICE LINE:

(02) 8745 6988

1800 801 501

Free confidential legal information, advice and referrals for women in NSW with a focus on family law, domestic violence and sexual assault. Read more about  legal advice services.

Tuesdays: 1:30pm–4:30pm
Thursdays: 9:30am–12:30pm

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGAL ADVICE LINE:

(02) 8745 6999

1800 810 784

Free confidential legal information, advice and referrals for women in NSW with a focus on domestic violence and Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders. Read more about  Domestic Violence Legal Service.

Mondays: 1:30pm–4:30pm
Tuesdays: 9:30am–12:30pm
Thursdays: 1:30pm–4:30pm

INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S LEGAL CONTACT LINE:

(02) 8745 6977

1800 639 784

Free confidential legal information, advice and referrals for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in NSW with a focus on domestic violence, sexual assault, parenting issues, family law, discrimination and victim’s support. Read more about  Indigenous Women’s Legal Program.

Mondays: 10am–12:30pm
Tuesdays: 10am–12:30pm
Thursdays: 10am–12:30pm

WORKING WOMEN’S LEGAL SERVICE:

(02) 8745 6954

Free legal advice for women who have experienced sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination or discrimination because of family responsibilities. Read more about  Working Women’s Legal Service.

CARE AND PROTECTION LEGAL ADVICE LINE:

(02) 8745 6908

Free legal advice for mothers and other female relatives who are dealing with the Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS). Read more about  Care and Protection service.

EVENING TELEPHONE ADVICE SERVICE

Free legal advice by telephone about  family law and discrimination at work. Telephone appointments are available on Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm. You can request an appointment with a lawyer using an online booking form or find out more about the Evening Advice Service.

Online Booking Form

LawAccess NSW

For legal advice about other topics, or outside WLS NSW advice line hours, please call LawAccess on 1300 888 529, Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm.

Face-to-face advice services

WLS NSW provides face-to-face legal advice through a number of outreach programs.

ADMINISTRATION

Office hours: Monday–Friday: 9am–1pm and 2pm–4.30pm

Phone: (02) 8745 6900, Fax: (02) 9749 4433

reception@wlsnsw.org.au

Women’s Legal Service NSW does not provide legal advice by email. Confidential information about the substance of a matter should not be given by email as it is not possible for WLS NSW to protect any confidential information provided. For legal advice please call our legal advice lines.