Legal Support and Compensation

There are a number of organisations that can help Aboriginal women and their families to access legal support and compensation after violence happens. 

  • Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women's Legal Centre 
    Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm 
    Advice Line (1800 686 587): Mon - Thurs 10am - 4pm and Friday 9am til midday.

    Wirringa Baiya is a statewide service for Aboriginal women and children with a focus on domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual assault and other issues of violence. The Centre provides legal advice, referral, limited casework and community legal education, and develops culturally appropriate resources for the Aboriginal community with their advice and information. It also provides training advice and information to non-Aboriginal organisations on Aboriginal cultural awareness issues relating to Aboriginal women, children, youth and violence.

  • Women's Legal Services NSW 
    Indigenous Women's Legal Contact Line: (02) 8745 6977 / 1800 639 784
    Hours: 10:00am - 12:30pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. 

    The Indigenous Women's Legal Contact Line provides free confidential legal information, advice and referrals for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in NSW with a focus on domestic violence, sexual assault, parenting issues, family law, discrimination and victim's compensation.  

  • Law Access NSW

    LawAccess NSW is a free government telephone service that provides free legal help for people who have a legal problem in NSW.

    LawAccess is a starting point to help people with their legal problem or question.  We can help with a range of legal problems or questions including: debt and credit, family law, neighbourhood disputes, fines and traffic offences, employment law,criminal law, domestic and family violence, consumer law, motor vehicle accidents, planning ahead (wills, powers of attorney, enduring guardianship).

    Customer Service Officers can assist people with their legal problem by giving legal information over the telephone, referring people to other legal assistance services and, in some cases, arranging for one of the Lawaccess Lawyers to call the person to provide telephone legal advice.Our Lawyers can provide advice in family, civil and criminal law.

    Aboriginal Customer Service Officers are available to assist our Aboriginal clients.

  • Victims Services NSW 
    Aboriginal Contact Line: 1800 019 123
    Hotline: 1800 633 063, Sydney: 02 8688 5511

    Support and information for victims of crime in New South Wales about victims' rights and how to access counselling and compensation. Victims Services is part of the Department of Attorney General and Justice in New South Wales.
    They provide support and information for victims of crime in New South Wales.

  • Aboriginal Legal Services
    CRIME Phone: 1800 765 676
    CARE Phone: 1800 733 233

    The Aboriginal Legal Service gives legal advice and court representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children in NSW and ACT. The ALS has 23 offices around NSW and the ACT.