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Legal aid

How to apply for legal assistance [ACT]

Helping people in the ACT with their legal problems, especially people who are socially or economically disadvantaged. Legal Aid can help in criminal law, family law and some civil law matters. Applications for legal assistance are subject to terms and conditions.

Justice and Community Safety Directorate [ACT]

Legal aid application [Qld]

Legal aid in Queensland is available to people in need. Find out whether you are eligible, and what you must submit to apply.

Legal Aid Queensland

Legal aid application [SA]

To apply for legal aid in South Australia you must complete an application form and send it to a legal aid office together with proof of means (such as a copy of a pension card, or if working, two pay slips). Legal aid application forms are available online, or from Legal Aid offices, community legal centres and most law firms.

Legal Services Commission South Australia

Legal aid application [WA]

If you have a legal problem and can't afford a lawyer, Legal Aid Western Australia can provide low cost legal advice.

Legal Aid Western Australia

Legal aid assistance [NSW]

To apply for legal aid in New South Wales, you will need to meet some eligibility requirements. Before filling out an application form, use the Means Test Indicator to check whether or not you qualify for legal aid.

Legal Aid NSW

Legal aid [NT]

Are you having legal problems? Take your first step towards a solution. Call the Northern Territory Legal Information line on 1800 019 343.

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

Legal aid [Tas]

For free legal advice in Tasmania call Legal Aid's Telephone Advice Service, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, on 1300 366 611 and speak directly to a lawyer. Available to everyone, you can use this service for any legal queries, to find a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations or Notary Public.

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

Legal aid [Vic]

Offers free legal information and education to all Victorians. They also provide advice and may fund legal representation, focussing on people with low incomes and those experiencing disadvantage.

Victoria Legal Aid

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