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This site does not offer legal advice. It is designed only to give you links to sites which have information about legal issues, and to list appropriate phone numbers.

It is always best to seek professional advice when you need assistance with a legal question or problem and a number of free legal advice services are available.

There are community legal centres in most areas of Australia. These centres offer legal advice and advocacy services for people on low incomes or facing other disadvantage. Call 9318 2355 for your nearest centre.

NSW Commission for Children and Young People: 02 9286 7276
- information on laws that protect young people

Legal Aid Hotline for under 18s: 1800 101 810
- 9am to midnight weekdays, 24 hours weekends

LawAccess: 1300 888 529
- free legal information and referrals (NSW Attorney-General's Department)

The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre: 02 9360 1847
- for homeless or disadvantaged young people, 9.30am - 5.00pm Mon - Fri.

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)