What we do

Legal Aid ACT helps people in the ACT with their legal problems, especially people who are socially or economically disadvantaged. We can help in criminal law, family law and some civil law matters.

We offer free and confidential information, legal advice and assistance to tenants in the ACT.

Free legal assistance for subclass 449 holders in the ACT to apply for permanent visas.

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STATEMENT FROM LEGAL AID ACT CEO, DR. JOHN BOERSIG
Wednesday 30 November 2022 at 1:00pm

Free, independent legal support service that gives information and advice to people who want to share their story with the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disability.

Free, independent legal support to participate in the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.

We offer free and confidential legal advice, assistance, information and referrals to everyone in the community.

We have lawyers on duty at the ACT Magistrates Court, Children’s Court and Family Court. They will give you advice and help if it is urgent without an appointment.

We offer grants to help pay for ongoing legal costs if you cannot afford a private lawyer.

We provide free legal information through our publications and Community Legal Education workshops.

We have specialist domestic and family violence lawyers who are available to provide you with free legal help every day of the week regardless of your income or property.

We provide Family Dispute Resolution services with the aim of resolving family law disputes out of court.

We can provide additional non-legal support through our Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Cultural Liaison Officer and Family Violence Officer.

We offer free legal information and advice if you have an immigration problem. 

We offer free and confidential legal services for young people between the ages of 12 – 25.

We provide legal assistance to older people in the community who are experiencing problems with a range of legal issues.

Important answers to commonly asked questions.

The Family Law Pathways Network is an inclusive network for professionals working with separated or separating families.