Free Family Law Legal Services

Free legal assistance given by a lawyer for those with limited means

State Legal Aid offices Phone number
Australian Capital Territory 1300 654 314
New South Wales 1300 888 529
Northern Territory 1800 019 343
Queensland 1300 651 188
South Australia 1300 366 424
Tasmania 1300 366 611
Victoria 1300 792 387
Western Australia 1300 650 579
Your local COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE can also offer free advice and a listening ear.
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Free information provided by the Family Court
Family Law Courts 1300 352 000 All states except WA
Family Law Court of Western Australia 08 9224 8222 WA only
1800 199 228 country areas of WA

Free counselling and support services

Name Phone number What they’re all about
1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732 National sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling service
beyondblue 1300 224 636 Provides information on depression, anxiety and related alcohol and drug problems, available treatment and where to get help
Child Abuse Prevention Service 1800 688 009 Friendly telephone support workers offer information, referral and ongoing support to those affected by child abuse, concerned about the welfare of a child, or needing family or parenting support
Family Relationships 1800 050 321 Provides all families, whether together or separated with access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution
Financial Counselling Australia 1800 007 007 Provides free and confidential access to financial counsellors. They are non-judgmental, trained professionals that can provide information, support and advocacy to people in financial difficulty.
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 Professional counsellors provide free and confidential counselling for young people aged between 5 and 25 dealing with separation and divorce
Lifeline 131 114 Trained volunteers provide free telephone counselling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Mensline Australia 1300 789 978 Provides a free, 24 hour phone support service for men with relationship and family concerns
Stepfamilies Australia 03 9663 6733 Works with a network of state stepfamily groups and community service providers to provide quality information, family support services, practitioner training, research and advocacy