Community Legal Centres

Free Legal support for low income, vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians.

People in conflict, unsure of how to handle legal issues, worried about debt, worried about homelessness, at risk of violence at home, worried about their elderly family members, have disagreements within their own community or their neighbour can all severely impact employees ability to function in the community and even ability to come to work.

South Australian Community Legal Service has a network of State and Federally funded Community Legal Centres across South Australia that can offer free, professional advice.


Consumer Credit Law Centre

The Consumer Credit Law Centre is a free legal service specifically for people with consumer credit issues and disputes.

The service provides specialist legal advice regarding repossession, mortgage foreclosure, debtors court, and other issues within the areas of credit, banking, and personal finance.

Appointments can be made by calling (08) 8202 5960; Country Callers please call 1300 886 220.

The Consumer Credit Law Centre is a service of Uniting Communities and is located in Uniting Communities offices in Adelaide, Smithfield and Christies Beach (Open Monday – Friday, 9am- 5pm) all services run by appointment only.


Access to Justice

A website providing policy, legislation, advice and programs related to alternative dispute resolution, legal assistance, family law and federal courts and tribunals.


Accessible Justice Project

The Accessible Justice Project is a not-for-profit law firm for Australians who do not qualify for free legal help and cannot afford a private lawyer.

The first meeting costs $88 (including GST) which needs to be paid prior to the meeting. Any costs charged by the Accessible Justice Project reflect operating costs only, as this practice does not generate profit.

Eligibility is determined through answering their questions found on their website.

For more information or to access the questionnaire, visit the website or call the number below.


Adelaide Legal Outreach Service (ALOS)

ALOS is a free service set up to provide legal advice and support to homeless and disadvantaged persons who need help with legal issues, and who cannot afford a lawyer. The service is free, and anyone with a legal problem is welcome to make an appointment. We offer a confidential, respectful, and supportive service that aims to help our clients to deal with legal problems, small or large. We will take time to listen to what our clients say, explain the law, and help clients to find workable options. Run by the University of Adelaide Law School. The office is staffed by final year law students from the University of Adelaide, and managed by fully qualified supervising solicitors. They also assist clients with managing their own cases, or can refer them to other agencies who have the capacity to handle more complex matters. Such agencies include the Legal Services Commission or JusticeNet SA.

Make an appointment

Operating hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm Tuesdays

Location: Adelaide Law School, Ligertwood Building, University of Adelaide, North Terrace


Disability Rights Advocacy Service Inc

Disability Rights Advocacy Service Inc safeguards and promotes the rights and interests of people with a disability, their families and carers. Their advocates listen to people with a disability and learn from them, so that they can work alongside them to promote and defend their human rights.

Services offered include:

- General Advocacy

- Centrelink Appeals

- NDIS Appeals

- Royal Commission Support

- Building Individual Capacity

Eligibility for each service differs - visit the website to confirm eligibility or call the number below.


Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman is there to support everybody in the workplace with workplace relation matters.

The aim of this free and confidential service is:

- to provide education, assistance, advice and guidance to employers, employees, outworkers, outworker entities and organisations

- to promote and monitor compliance with workplace laws

- to inquire into and investigate breaches of the Fair Work Act

- to take appropriate enforcement action

- to perform our statutory functions efficiently, effectively, economically and ethically.

This service is available via telephone and online.


Family Relationship Advice Line

A national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues. The Advice Line provides information on family relationship issues and advice on parenting arrangements after separation. The advice line is for anyone affected by the issue. This includes parents, grand parents, children, young people, step-parents or friends. It can also refer callers to local services that can provide assistance. The Family Relationship Advice Line (1800 050 321) is available from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday (local time), except national public holidays. Special arrangements are indicated on the linked website for callers who are deaf or have hearing difficulties.


Flinders Legal Centre

Flinders Legal Centre is a free legal service providing advice in relation to dispute matters where the financial amount is not more than $12,000.

If you are involved in a dispute, they can help you with the following:

- Understanding the relevant law

- Options for resolving your dispute

- Referring you to other relevant agencies

- Managing your own claim

If you want your matter to go to Court or it is already in Court, and the financial amount is not more than $12,000, they may be able to help with:

- Things you might have to do before lodging a claim with the Court

- Preparing Court documents

- Explaining Court procedures

For more information, visit the website, or call and leave a voicemail at the number below