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Darwin Community Legal Service

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Community Legal Service

The Community Legal Service provides free legal information, advice and representation on most non-criminal matters including:

  • Discrimination
  • Social Security/Centrelink
  • Employment
  • Credit and debt
  • Consumer issues and complaints

What to do if you have a legal issue?

Please contact us on freecall 1800 812 953 to access free legal information or to make a telephone or face-to-face appointment with one of our community lawyers. Appointments are generally available every weekday except public holidays.

After hours clinics

Our free after hours advice sessions are held three times a week at different locations around Darwin. You can talk confidentially about your legal problem with a lawyer, who will give you advice, suggest further action, and in some cases may help you to write a letter or prepare other simple documents. Clients may attend these free clinics more than once, and there is no need to book in advance.

Darwin Darwin Community Legal Service Office
Level 2, Winlow House, 75 Woods Street Darwin

Casuarina Library
Bradshaw Terrace, Casuarina

Palmerston Library
Goyder Square, Palmerston


Need an interpreter?

DCLS is able to provide an interpreter for the appointment free of charge. Please let us know upon booking your appointment. Unfortunately interpreters can not be organised for our after hours clinics.