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
Level 1, 175 Scott Street, Newcastle
COMMUNITY JUSTICE CENTRE
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
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
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)