A person is homeless unless he or she has adequate housing that affords the right to live in security, peace and dignity.

CCL People

Street Law is a program of Canberra Community Law Ltd

Who Street Law Helps

Street Law will assist people who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless by providing a legal service and by connecting clients with other services. The service is free. 

Who is Homeless? 

A person is homeless or at risk of homelessness if they do not have adequate access to safe and secure housing. This includes situations where the person’s housing:

  • damages, or is likely to damage their health;
  • is unsafe;
  • fails to provide adequate amenities;
  • fails to provide the supports that a home normally affords; or
  • is not affordable.

Our lawyers will...

Street Law knows how one problem can lead to another and that early action is important. So our lawyers will:

  • help with practical problems
  • explain complicated legal issues
  • explain how you can access your rights
  • help negotiate with landlords, lenders, government services and others
  • help to request and prepare for housing reviews, tribunals or court hearings
  • put you in touch with other organisations that can help you.
  • support you to access other legal services.

Street Law receives recognition of our service

Winners of the National Homelessness Services Achievement Awards for Excellence in the prevention of or early intervention in, homelessness 2013

Winners of the ACTCOSS Little Feet, Big Steps Award 2012.

Contact Us

Phone: 1800 STR LAW (1800 787 529)
Office: (02) 6218 7995
Fax: (02) 6257 4801
Post: PO Box 337 Civic Square ACT 2608
Office: Level 1, 21 Barry Drive, TURNER ACT 2612




Street Law is located at:

21 Barry Drive

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