Contacts and Resources

Contributed by Anusha Goonetilleke, former Supervising Solicitor of Street Law, a program of Canberra Community Law, and current to 1 June 2021. Reviewed in 2021 by Lydia Edwards and John Alati, Supervising Solicitor, Street Law. Additional material contributed by John Alati, Supervising Solicitor, Street Law.

Street Law

Street Law is a free and confidential outreach legal service for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Street Law provides legal advice and casework assistance and connect clients with other services. Street Law is a program of Canberra Community Law.

For more information call 6218 7900 or

More information about Street Law, including its Law factsheets are available at:

One Link

Onelink provides information and connections to support services in the ACT, including services for families and young people, and services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Contact Onelink by calling 1800 176 468 or visit:

ACT Human Rights Commission

  • The ACTHRC is an independent stautory agency which promotes Human Rights and deals with discrimination and breaches of Human Rights complaints
Women’s Legal Centre

The WLC is a legal centre for Women only. It provides advice and representation.

The Centre has a Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women which provides legal advice, representation and cultural safe case management for ATSI women and women with ATSI children. The Program has a focus on early intervention in care and protection matters, family and relationship breakdown and domestic and family violence.

Advice and Intake: (02) 6257 4377 / 1800 634 669

Admin: (02) 6257 4377

Aboriginal Legal Service

The ALS does legal work in criminal law, children’s care and protection law and family law and supports the development of wraparound programs and undertake broader policy and law reform work.

1800-765-767 for police charges and court matters

1800-733-233 for care and protection and family matters

Consumer Law Centre

Free information, advocacy and legal advice in the areas of consumer law, credit and debt, telecommunications and fair trading matters.

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