Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

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Help us stop massive cuts to frontline services

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.










We're calling on the Prime Minister of Indigenous Affairs of Australia to reverse massive cuts to Aboriginal Legal Service and keep our children safe

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Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT has started a petition to reverse massive funding cuts of nearly 20 per cent to frontline legal services. read more

Job Vacancy: Chief Legal Officer

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ALS is looking for a Chief Legal Officer to oversee the delivery of high quality legal services to Aboriginal men, women and children in NSW and ACT. read more

Inside Out: Indigenous imprisonment in Australia


Remember the story of a young man put inside for stealing a hamburger bun? ALS assisted a film-maker to produce this investigative documentary on the sentencing and imprisonment of Aboriginal people in western NSW. read more

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