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.








Lollypop break-in case dismissed

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A half-chewed lollypop left at school was the only evidence police found to convict 12 year old Kaya* of break, enter and larceny. Kaya had not been to local primary school for some years when it was alleged he broke in and stole an iPad and read more

ALS auspices tenancy advice services


ALS will auspice the Western Aboriginal Tenancy Advisory and Advocacy Service and the Greater Sydney Aboriginal Tenancy Service located in Dubbo and Redfern respectively from 9 January 2017. ALS applied by tender to NSW Fair Trading and were successfully read more

New laws in NSW targeting cyclists - increased penalties


Riding without a bike helmet, taking your feet off the pedals or riding through a red light may cost NSW cyclists up to $415 in fines. Anyone riding a bike in NSW must now have lights on the front and back of the bike if riding at night, always wear a bik read more

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