LawSeeker Legal Resources
Apart from LawSeeker services to locate legal assistance, you might also be seeking help on other legal issues. The below legal links can assist you to help you find a range of government departments, agencies and community based organisations. All of these listings may offer some form of legal help in the form of general advice and information. This legal list is by no means exhaustive however it could assist if you current general legal situation fits within one of the following areas:
Law & Children
Department of Human Services – Child Support Agency
Legal Consumer Rights
Consumer rights within each Australian State and Territory can be found below.
Australian Capital Territory – Office of Regulatory Services – Fair Trading and the ICRC
New South Wales – Office of Fair Trading
South Australia – Office of Consumer and Business Affairs
Queensland – Office of Fair Trading
Northern Territory – Consumer Affairs
Victoria – Consumer Affairs Victoria
Western Australia – Consumer Protection; Department of Commerce
Family Law and Support
The Family Court of Australia website has a lot of useful information regarding legal family matters.
Legal Indigenous Affairs
Listed below are some Australian state and territory based organisations that can assist Indigenous Australians with various legal matters.
New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory – The Aboriginal Law Service provides legal help and representation for indigenous Australians in criminal and child protection matters.
Western Australia – Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia.
South Australia – The Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement
Northern Territory – Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service
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Australian Capital Territory – Legal Aid
New South Wales – Legal Aid
South Australia – Legal Aid
Queensland – Legal Aid
Northern Territory – Legal Aid
Victoria – Legal Aid
Previous Legal Cases, State & Federal Legislation
Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) AUSTLII – search all previous legal cases and legislation. Learn about previous legal cases that may have set a precedence for your legal matters or someone you know.
Law and Women
New South Wales – Women’s Legal Services NSW provides free legal advice and information for all women in the community, particularly for those who are socially and economically disadvantaged
Australian Capital Territory – ACT Women’s Legal Centre
Victoria – Women’s Legal Service Victoria
Queensland – Women’s Legal Service Queensland
Western Australia – Women’s Law Centre
Northern Territory – Top Ends Women Legal Services
Tasmania – Women’s Legal Services
Law and Young People
Lawstuff provides very useful general legal information for anyone under the age of 18. Particularly useful are the sections asking various questions on typical everyday situations. This site also offers the opportunity to get more specific help from a legal professional if required.