Social and Legal Support

The services below can provide you with advice and support for a number of social, employment, accommodation or legal concerns.

NSW CIVIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL (NCAT)

The NCAT is a tribunal service. This means that they act like a court to help settle disagreements. They deal with different types of legal issues including tenancy, discrimination, and the appointment of legal guardians for people with a disability.
T 1300 006 228
W ncat.nsw.gov.au
Level 1, 175 Scott Street, Newcastle

LAW ACCESS

Law Access is a free telephone service that offers legal information, referrals or advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW.
T 1300 888 529
W lawaccess.nsw.gov.au

COMMUNITY JUSTICE CENTRE

The Community Justice Centre offers free mediation for people to help people solve disagreements without going to court.
T 1800 990 777
W cjc.justice.nsw.gov.au

LEGAL AID NSW

Legal Aid NSW provides legal services to socially and financially disadvantaged people in NSW. They can help by giving free advice and legal information. You can get legal and financial advice at the Singleton Neighbourhood Centre every second Wednesday.
T 4929 5482
W legalaid.nsw.gov.au

HUNTER COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE

Hunter Community Legal Centre offers free legal advice by telephone on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please visit the website for times and details about what kind of legal advice they can give you.
T 1800 650 073
W hunterclc.com.au

INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RIGHTS SERVICE

The Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) is a specialist Community Legal Centre that helps people with an intellectual disability with their legal issues. The IDRS has offices in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong. You can visit an office or call the hotline for advice.
T 1800 666 611 (hotline)
T 4926 5643 (Newcastle)
W idrs.org.au