General federal law: Legal aid

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The legal aid commissions are independent statutory bodies that provide legal assistance services to the public, with a particular focus on the needs of people who are economically and/or socially disadvantaged.

Legal aid have offices in all state and territories, see below for contact details:

Australian Capital Territory

Legal Aid ACT

(02) 6243 3411

New South Wales

Legal Aid New South Wales

1300 888 529

Northern Territory

Legal Aid Northern Territory

1800 019 343


Legal Aid Queensland

1300 651 188

South Australia

Legal Services Commission of South Australia

1300 366 424


Tasmania Legal Aid

1300 366 611


Victoria Legal Aid (VLA)

1300 792 387

Western Australia

Legal Aid Western Australia

1300 650 579