General Legal Services
RLC provides free legal advice service to people living in the City of Sydney, Botany Bay and Leichhardt local government areas in a range of legal areas. Here are our eligibility criteria.
Inner Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service
The Inner Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service provides a service to tenants in the City of Sydney, Leichhardt and Botany local government areas.
New Statewide Legal Advice Service for International Students
The free, confidential service operates each Wednesday evening from
6:30pm at 73 Pitt St Redfern. Face to face and telephone appointments
must be booked by calling 9698 7645. Free interpreters can also be
The service will offer:
- Legal advice on most areas of law. (Advice will not be provided in commercial and conveyancing matters, neighbourhood disputes or for male defendants in Apprehended Violence Order matters.)
- A migration agent to advise students on migration issues associated with their legal problem. (Migration advice will not be provided on permanent residence applications.)
The Women's Domestic Violence Court Assistance Scheme
The WDVCAS is available to women who have domestic violence matters at the Downing Centre, Newtown, Balmain and Waverley Local Court.
Sydney University Postgraduate Students' Association (SUPRA)
RLC has a branch office located at the Sydney University Postgraduate Student's Association (SUPRA) Office in the Raglan Street Building (G10) on the Darlington Campus. A solicitor is available to provide free legal advice, representation in court and a referral service to postgraduate students who are SUPRA members.
The solicitor can assist you with a wide range of legal issues.
The Service operates a Drop In Advice session on Thursdays from 1pm-3pm (no need for an appointment).
You can also make an appointment to see the solicitor at other times by calling the SUPRA Office on 9351 3715.
Note: The solicitor cannot advise on immigration law but can refer students to contact points.
TAFE (Sydney Institute) branch office
RLC has another branch office at Sydney Institute of TAFE, Room U2.01, Building U, 622-632 Harris St, Ultimo. It is staffed by a solicitor who provides advice to students and staff of the Sydney Institute of TAFE who are Student Association members.
The office is open Monday to Wednesday. Call 9217 5473 to make an appointment.