Find a community legal service, consumer credit legal service or information about Justice Connect's Self Representation Service.
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Community legal centres and legal aid agencies offer free legal advice, with services available in each state and territory.
- National Association of Community legal centres
- Legal Aid ACT
- Legal Aid New South Wales
- Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
- Legal Aid Queensland
- Legal Services Commission of South Australia
- Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
- Victoria Legal Aid
- Legal Aid Western Australia
Consumer credit legal services offer free advice and resources for consumers in financial stress - they focus on the area of consumer credit – for example issues with credit cards, debts or repayments.
- ACT - Consumer Law Centre of the ACT
- NSW - Financial Rights Legal Centre
- NSW - Redfern Legal Centre
- Queensland - Caxton Legal Centre
- South Australia - Consumer Credit Law Centre
- Victoria - Consumer Action Law Centre
- Western Australia - Consumer Credit Legal Service
If you need to attend the Federal Court or the Federal Circuit Court for a bankruptcy matter and cannot afford legal representation, there is help available from National Self Representation Service.
The National Self-Representation Service is a federally funded program provided by these four organisations:
- New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and ACT - Justice Connect
- Queensland - LawRight
- South Australia and the Northern Territory - JusticeNet
- Western Australia - Legal Aid Western Australia
The Service can provide you with an appointment with a lawyer, during which you can receive:
- assistance to ensure you have the documents and information required to appear in court
- legal advice
- help to correctly prepare documents and complete court forms
- advice on dispute resolution options and
- an explanation of court processes.
Please note: the Self Representation Service provides discrete assistance with particular tasks; it does not provide representation.
Get information about the Courts' processes from: