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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Watch films made by kids from Bourke, Moruya, Taree and Wagga with the ALS Talking FactSheet Project


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.








Performance targets for prisons a good start


Just Reinvest NSW, supported by Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT, says while prison performance targets are good, looking at why crime is occurring in the first place is a better bet. read more

Aboriginal justice in Aboriginal hands: Annual Report 2014-2015

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We celebrate our volunteers and supporters, the continuation of the custody notification service, our efforts behind justice reinvestment in Bourke, and new Indigenous justice programs we're delivering in Canberra in our new Annual Report 2014-2015. read more

Aboriginal kids visit Sydney for the premiere of their short films

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Aboriginal kids from Wagga, Moruya, Bourke and La Perouse are converging on Sydney for their Festival of Short Films. read more

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