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.






Films made by and for the mob - ALS Talking Fact Sheet Project

Know your rights in police custody

The ALS Talking Fact Sheet project is transforming our written legal information Fact Sheets into ‘Talking Fact Sheets’, very short films produced by Aboriginal people, for Aboriginal people. read more

NATSILS funding secured


Our peak body - NATSILS - is having its funding restored in next week's budget after a last minute reprieve by the Federal Government. NATSILS were due to close their doors in June 2015 after having their funding cut by the government in last year's budge read more

Funding needed for Custody Notification Service

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The Custody Notification Service is more than a phone line, it’s a lifeline. To keep the phone line operating, the ALS needs a funding commitment of $526,000 per annum to commence 1 July 2015. read more

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