Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

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In trouble with Police?

Phone 1800 765 767


Is child protection talking to you?
Phone 1800 733 233  


Separating from your partner? Worried about children?
Phone 1800 733 233


Want to work off your fines?
Phone 1300 478 879 



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.











Can't wait for a Koori Court in NSW


ALS is part of an on-going project working towards establishing a Juvenile Koori Court at the Parramatta Children's Court. read more

Following Government Inquiry, we're still waiting for driving reforms

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It's been some months since the NSW government tabled their report into Driver Licence Disqualification Reform, and despite some really good recommendations, yet nothing has happened yet. read more

Get out of gaol free? New threads turn heads in Moree


Prison greens, shoes with open toes, old t-shirts and grubby torn shorts is what turned one ALS administration officer into a fan of ‘Dress for Work’. read more

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