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.








Magistrate visits local community

Avery brown with magistrate robyn denes and local terry robinson at malabugilmah_feb 2016 (2)

Local Court Magistrate Robyn Denes was taken on an ALS field trip to the semi remote Aboriginal communities of Baryulgil Square and Malabugilmah in February this year to build understanding of local community issues. read more

Why volunteer at the ALS? John Song speaks

John song volunteer

Despite their severe shortage of funds, the ALS is committed to provide a high-quality legal service to some of the most oppressed and marginalised people of society. For these strong values of justice and compassion, I was drawn to volunteer at the ALS. read more

Intersection between police, arrest, jail and Indigenous people continues 25 years after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Kid and police car_edited-1

“The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was set up very hastily… We ended up being set up to investigate the wrong question… The question we were set to investigate was really, were police and prison officers killing Aboriginals, and the r read more

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