DCLS is a free, confidential service. We assist disadvantaged members of the community to protect their legal rights. We work towards a community where everyone has access to legal advice and support. We seek to challenge unjust laws and procedures, and to ensure that people are aware of their legal rights.
General Legal Service
The General Legal Service provides free legal information, advice and representation on most areas of law, including:
What to do if you have a legal issue?
Please contact us on 08 8982 1111 to access free legal information or to make a telephone appointment with one of our community lawyers. Appointments are available most weekdays except public holidays.
FREE After-Hours Legal Advice Sessions
Our free after hours advice sessions are held as below, at different locations around Darwin. They are designed to provide one-off initial advice on a range of legal issues. You can talk confidentially about your legal problem with a lawyer, who will give you advice, suggest possible actions, and in some cases may help you to write a letter or prepare other simple documents.
Darwin – every Tuesday by telephone or in person
Walk ins or appointment welcome – call 08 8982 1111 to book an appointment
Darwin – every Thursday in person – no appointment required
5.30 – 7.30pm
Darwin Darwin Community Legal Service Office
Level 2, Winlow House, 75 Woods Street (corner of Lindsay Street) Darwin City
Casuarina – 2nd Saturday of each month – no appointment required. Please call 08 8982 1111 to confirm the date of the next session
10.00 – 11.45am
Casuarina Library – Bradshaw Terrace
Palmerston – 4th Monday of each month – no appointment required. Please call 08 8982 1111 to confirm the date of the next session
6.00 – 7.30pm
Palmerston Library – Goyder Square
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