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.







ALS secures ongoing funding for CNS

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Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) has secured ongoing funding for the Custody Notification Service (CNS) from the Australian government. read more

Join us for the ALS Festival of Short Films

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The Festival of Short Films will showcase up to 18 short films made by Aboriginal young people from around NSW, each telling a local story, as told by local actors, and filmed by local young people. read more

ALS completes case histories for Australian Courts Considering Aboriginality database

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ALS has compiled a database of all decisions in criminal law from the superior courts of each Australian jurisdiction which have considered Aboriginality – that is, the factor of disadvantage experienced by a defendant due to their Aboriginality, the cul read more

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