This section contains a complete reference for legal practitioners on all aspects of legal aid. It contains comprehensive coverage on the assignment of legal aid cases to practitioners, applying for aid, eligibility for aid, funding criteria, conditions of aid and payment for legal aid work. It also includes forms, cost scales and other resources. Explore the links below to learn more.
Assignment of Legal Aid Cases to Practitioners
Guide to Legal Aid
Cost Scales & Disbursements
Disaster Relief Legal Assistance
The local legal profession has been approched to provide pro-bono legal assistance that will assist South Australians in time of crisis or natural disaster. Voluntary practitioners are sought to register and be on call to provide legal asistance in the event of a State emergency.
The local legal profession is now being approched to support the roll-out of a pro-bono legal assistance project that will assist South Australians in time of crisis or natural disaster. Voluntary practitioners are sought to register and be on call to provide legal asistance in the event of a State emergency.
If you need general legal assistance call the Legal Help Line for information and advice Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm on telephone 1300 366 424
The Legal Services Commission has a central office in Adelaide located at 159 Gawler Place, along with six offices in metropolitan and regional SA. The Commission also provides duty lawyers at most Magistrates Courts, the Youth Court and the Family Law Courts.
For Child Support Help, telephone (08) 8111 5576
If you are deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, you can contact us through theNational Relay Service.
- TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 1300 366 424
- Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 366 424
- Internet relay users connect to the NRS and then ask for 1300 366 424
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159 Gawler Place, Adelaide
GPO Box 1718,
Adelaide SA 5001 DX 104
Telephone (08) 8111 5555
Fax (08) 8111 5599
Parking available nearby at:
Secure Parking (172 Gawler Place)
Public transport :
City Free (99C) (More info available at https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/)
Suite 2 Windsor Building
1 Windsor Square (off Playford Boulevard)
Elizabeth Shopping Centre, SA 5112 DX 50102
Telephone (08) 8111 5400
Fax (08) 8207 9333
Mount Barker Office
18 Walker Street,
Mount Barker SA 5251 DX 51712
Telephone (08) 8111 5320
Fax (08) 8391 4747
Noarlunga House, Colonnades Shopping Centre
Noarlunga Centre SA 5168 DX 51404
Telephone (08) 8111 5340
Fax (08) 8207 3880
Port Adelaide Office
ANL House, 306 St Vincent Street,
Port Adelaide SA 5015 DX 50607
Telephone (08) 8111 5460
Fax (08) 8207 6277
Port Augusta Office
13 Flinders Terrace
Port Augusta SA 5700 DX51005
Telephone (08) 8686 2200
Fax (08) 8648 5370
Tenancy 7, 169 Nicolson Avenue
Whyalla Norrie SA 5608 DX 60021
Telephone (08) 8620 8500
Fax (08) 8648 8950
The Legal Services Commission is committed to providing clients with professional and courteous service at all times. If you have a complaint it will be handled in an open and respectful manner. Your first step should be to contact the person or section concerned and provide details about your complaint. Our staff will make every effort to deal with your complaint straightaway.
If you are not satisfied after dealing with our staff please complete the online Complaints Form. Please provide as much information as possible which will help us resolve your complaint. To assist us please detail issues, the dates concerned and the people involved.
Alternatively you can write to us at Legal Services Commission, GPO Box 1718, Adelaide 5001 and attention it to the Manager of the Section you have been dealing with.
If you would like assistance to make a complaint about the Commission, please telephone our Client Relations Coordinator on 8111 5596, to arrange an appointment. The Client Relations Coordinator can provide advice and assistance in lodging appeals against refusals of aid, and help to identify other sources of assistance.