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 

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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.










New threads, missing dogs, and waiting at bus stops

Front cover

The ALS Annual Report 2013-14 is out, and this year we've included stories about how sometimes it takes quite a bit of effort to resolve things, both in and outside the courtroom. read more

Decision reserved in William Bugmy's matter before NSW Court of Criminal Appeal


Appearing by video link-up from Goulburn jail, William sat quietly in his prison greens, listening to the arguments which will ultimately, and finally, decide his length of detention. read more

High Court case considering Aboriginality in sentencing returns to Court of Criminal Appeal

William bugmy

After winning in the High Court of Australia in August 2013, Mr William Bugmy, a western NSW Aboriginal man is having his case heard again tomorrow in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal (Wednesday 30 September 2014). read more

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