Need legal advice but don’t know where to go? Our Law Centre (formerly the Central Community Legal Service) can help. Qualified legal practitioners can provide free legal information, advice, representation, referral and assistance to the community.
Our service supports vulnerable and disadvantaged people who are on low incomes and experiencing disadvantage.
We can provide advice on matters such as:
- family law
- minor criminal matters
- traffic offences
- consumer complaints
- neighbourhood disputes
We don’t assist with matters related to personal injury, businesses, company law, major criminal offences, or wills and estates.
Our services are provided from offices at Medindie Gardens and in the city. We can assist people in the city, as well as the inner southern, inner northern, eastern and Adelaide Hills and Mt Barker suburbs.
For further information please contact (08) 8342 1800 or Country callers 1300 886 220
The Consumer Credit Law Centre is a free legal service specifically for people with consumer credit issues and disputes.
The service provides specialist legal advice regarding repossession, mortgage foreclosure, debtors court, and other issues within the areas of credit, banking, and personal finance.
Appointments can be made by calling (08) 8342 1800; Country Callers please call 1300 886 220.
The Consumer Credit Law Centre is a service of Uniting Communities and is located in Uniting Communities offices in Adelaide, Smithfield and Christies Beach (Open Monday – Friday, 9am- 5pm)
The Welfare Rights Centre is a community legal centre providing free duty solicitor services at the South Australian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal for people with residential tenancy matters and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for people who have Centrelink matters before the Tribunal.
The Centre also runs the Housing Legal Clinic providing pro-bono legal advice for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Level 5, 97 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
PO Box 3609, Rundle Mall SA 5000
The South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) is a state tribunal that helps people in South Australia to resolve issues within specific areas of law, either through agreement at a conference, conciliation or mediation, or through a decision of the Tribunal at hearing. SACAT also conducts reviews of Government decisions.
SACAT strives to be accessible and responsive to user needs, and deals with cases in a large range of areas (or jurisdictions). Specifically, SACAT is the place to bring - certain civil law disputes or applications (landlord / tenant relationships), guardianship and administration, mental health and consent to treatment - administrative law disputes or issues, reviews of certain Government decisions (public or community housing decisions, land valuation decisions).
SACAT has a strong emphasis on alternative dispute resolution, using a range of approaches to achieve efficient and fair solutions to disputes and reviews. S
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) provides a free and independent dispute service for small business and residential consumers who have an unresolved complaint about their telephone or internet service in Australia.
The TIO is able to handle complaints about telephone and internet services, including by collecting any documents or information relevant to the complaint. They have the authority to decide the resolution of a complaint (the telecommunications company is legally obliged to implement) up to $50,000, and make recommendations up to $100,000.
Handling complaints about:
- disability issues
- credit management
- land access
- priority service
The website has facts, information and examples of complaints. Its worthwhile taking a look at some of the complaint examples to see if your complaint is similar to others listed.
A national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues. The Advice Line provides information on family relationship issues and advice on parenting arrangements after separation. The advice line is for anyone affected by the issue. This includes parents, grand parents, children, young people, step-parents or friends. It can also refer callers to local services that can provide assistance. The Family Relationship Advice Line (1800 050 321) is available from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday (local time), except national public holidays. Special arrangements are indicated on the linked website for callers who are deaf or have hearing difficulties.
A website providing policy, legislation, advice and programs related to alternative dispute resolution, legal assistance, family law and federal courts and tribunals.
ALOS is a free service set up to provide legal advice and support to homeless and disadvantaged persons who need help with legal issues, and who cannot afford a lawyer. The service is free, and anyone with a legal problem is welcome to make an appointment. We offer a confidential, respectful, and supportive service that aims to help our clients to deal with legal problems, small or large. We will take time to listen to what our clients say, explain the law, and help clients to find workable options. Run by the University of Adelaide Law School. The office is staffed by final year law students from the University of Adelaide, and managed by fully qualified supervising solicitors. They also assist clients with managing their own cases, or can refer them to other agencies who have the capacity to handle more complex matters. Such agencies include the Legal Services Commission or JusticeNet SA.
Operates on Fridays out of the Westcare Centre, 11-19 Miller Court, Wright St, Adelaide, see website link for the location.
Contact office between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday or book an appointment through the website.
If you are experiencing difficulty paying your overdue fines you can apply for a payment arrangement plan assistance. This will give you more time to pay your fines and more options in how you pay.
You can avoid enforcement actions such as suspension of driver's licence or clamping of your car, if you apply for a payment plan using the pdf attached to manage your fines or phone to make an appointment for a face to face meeting to discuss your situation.
There are several ways to pay your fine over an extended period including regular smaller payments via direct debit from Centrepay
You may be asked to provide some details regarding your financial situation to help you find a suitable arrangement.