General Law

We offer a range of free legal services to residents of the Illawarra including information, referral, advice and representation.  Our solicitors provide legal advice in most areas of law:

Areas we DO advise in

  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination
  • Fines
  • Victim’s support
  • Credit and debt matters
  • Child support – for carer parents only
  • Domestic violence (AVO) – complainants only
  • Care and protection (child protection)

Areas we do NOT advise in

  • Non-carer parents in child support/family matter
  • Family Law
  • Landlords
  • Commercial Creditors
  • Respondents in discrimination and employment matters
  • Defendants in apprehended domestic violence matters (unless the defence is to a cross-application) and defendants in victim’s support matters

How we can help you with your legal matter

Phone Advice

Have you got a legal problem?  Our generalist solicitors can help you navigate a wide range of legal matters.

General law phone advice is provided by appointment on:

Tuesdays 2.30 – 4.30pm
Wednesdays 10.00am – 12noon
Thursdays 2.30 – 4.30pm

To make an appointment call 4276 1939

Face-to-Face Advice at Illawarra Legal Centre

Face-to-Face Advice is provided by appointment on:

Thursday evenings from 6pm
Friday afternoons from 2pm

Appointments are conducted by volunteer solicitors from the private profession.

You may be able to make an appointment if you meet certain criteria:
• you have a disability and are unable to use the phone
• your matter is too complex to address over the phone
• you have documents that need to be read and interpreted in order to receive advice
• an interpreter is required (we will endeavour to arrange for an interpreter on your behalf)

These appointments are conducted at our centre in Greene Street Warrawong. To make an appointment call 4276 1939

Case work and Legal Representation

We provide case work and legal representation in the following general law areas:

• Victim’s support
• Discrimination
• Employment law
• Credit and debt matters
• Domestic violence (AVO) – complainants only
• Child support (for carer parents only)
• Care & protection
• Significant public interest matters

Migration Advice

A volunteer Registered Migration Agent provides free advice at the centre on the second Tuesday of each month.

Advice is given regarding any type of visa, with a focus on family visas, as well as general immigration and citizenship.

Advice is given on a “one-off” basis.  Unfortunately we cannot take any migration matters as casework.

To make an appointment call 4276 1939

Appointments at Illawara Women's Health Centre

We run an advice service at the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre in Warilla on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month between 10am – 12 noon. 

The Illawarra Women’s Health Centre is a women-only space at 4 Belfast Avenue, Warilla. 

Appointments are necessary and made by contacting the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre on 4255 6800

Drop-in Advice at Children's Court

We run a Drop-in Advice service at Port Kembla Children’s Court every Tuesday between 9.00 – 11.00am 

Civil Law advice is available for Children’s Court Attendees only. 

The Port Kembla Children’s Court is located at Darcy Road, Port Kembla.

Referrals to other Legal Services

Please note that, except for the areas in which we provide legal representation we may refer clients to a private solicitor if the issue requires longer, detailed consideration.

Other useful free legal services links:

Legal Aid

Law Access

Illawarra Legal Centre cannot give legal advice by email:

Unfortunately we cannot give advice by email. We cannot protect any confidential information you send to us by email if we have not asked for that information.