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.








Welcoming overhaul of child protection system in NSW

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ALS welcomes the NSW Government’s announcement of their intention to reform the child protection and out of home care systems over the next four years. Gary Oliver, CEO of Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) says the ALS has long advocated for the f read more

Child removal not warranted

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This case reflecting unwarranted and unethical child removal based on Section 13 of the Child and Young Person (Care and Protection) Act shows how important it is to know your rights so that we all can continue to fight for the well-being of children in t read more

New interim Chair

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An ALS Board meeting in May 2016 saw a change of guard with Bunja Smith from the Central South East region elected as interim Chair. read more

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