Get help for your clients
The Centre welcomes referrals from community organisations and other professionals.
If you want more information about the Centre’s services, including our areas of practice and processes please see
Legal advice & support for women.
If you have a client who needs legal assistance, please complete and submit the online referral form below.
Our Client Services Team will be in touch with the client directly. We will discuss their legal needs and book a free appointment with one of our lawyers if we can assist. We will also get back to you directly to let you know that we have been able to contact your client.
If you want to follow up a referral you have made for any reason, please call the Centre and ask to speak with the Client Services Team.
Multi-Disciplinary Legal Practice
The Centre is committed to delivering a holistic service that is safe and responsive to the needs of women.
Our lawyers work with a team of social workers and an Aboriginal Case Manager to better support clients to make decisions to resolve their legal problems and improve their experience of the legal system.
Our staff understand structural and cultural barriers, and the impacts of trauma, can make it difficult for clients to engage with services and the legal system.
We offer an accessible service, and can help clients with safety planning, engaging with other services, provide advocacy to support them to access services and entitlements. We can also also provide case management when clients have an ongoing legal matter with the Centre.
If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call for police and ambulance help.
If you require police assistance but it is not an emergency, phone 131 444 or visit the ACT Police website.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS SERVICE
DVCS is an inclusive service supporting children, young people and adults impacted by domestic and family violence. This includes those who use violence.
Ph: 24/7 Crisis Line (02) 6280 0900
CANBERRA COMMUNITY LAW
CCL provides free legal assistance in the areas of public housing, Centrelink, disability discrimination and some civil law matters. It also runs specialist programs to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with Centrelink, housing and race discrimination legal issues and people experiencing homelessness with civil law issues.
Ph: (02) 6218 7900
CONSUMER LAW CENTRE ACT
CLC provides free legal advice and representation in the areas of consumer credit (mortgages, credit cards and personal loans), debt recovery, financial abuse, bankruptcy, insurance, simple contracts, and general fair trading and consumer protection.
Ph: 02 6143 0044
ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICE
ALS provides free legal advice and representation in the areas of criminal law, family law, Care and Protection and Tenancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Ph: 1800 765 767 (Criminal matters) 1800 733 233 (Care & protection and family matters)
LEGAL AID ACT
LA provides free legal advice and representation in the areas of criminal law, family law and some civil law matters, including migration and private tenancy issues.
Ph: 1300 654 314 (Helpline)
LEGAL AID DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND PERSONAL PROTECTION ORDER UNIT
This Unit provides free assistance to people applying for Family Violence Orders and help to understand and respond to orders. The Unit is located at the ACT Magistrates Court.
Ph: (02) 6207 1874 or 1300 654 314