Night Time Legal Advice Service Brochure

Drop in or call the Night Time Legal Advice Service on Tuesday evenings between 6pm and 7pm on (02) 6218 7999

How can the Night Time Legal Advice Service (NTLAS) help you?

NTLAS is a service of Canberra Community Law (formerly Welfare Rights and Legal Centre).

NTLAS provides free and confidential information, referral or one-off legal advice in most areas of law.

Some examples of problems NTLAS can help you with are:

  • Fines and other traffic infringements
  • Minor Criminal Law offences
  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Debts
  • Complaints
  • Consumer issues

NTLAS does not provide advice on:

  • Public housing Law
  • Tenancy Law
  • Centrelink/Social Security Law
  • Disability Discrimination Law

These areas are covered by Canberra Community Law’s day time legal services. Our other services are listed on our services page.

NTLAS does not have a migration agent and can’t provide immigration or refugee legal advice.

NTLAS can’t provide advice to credit providers, landlords or employers where the rights of creditors, tenants and employees may be at stake.

How can you contact NTLAS?

NTLAS operates on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm (from February to November each year).

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Please call us on (02) 6218 7999 or visit us at 1st Floor, 21 Barry Drive, Turner ACT 2612.

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Doors open at 6pm and you must arrive or ring in by 7pm to be assisted on the night.

If you need an interpreter please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 and ask them to ring us.

If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service at

What is NTLAS?

A solicitor is employed to supervise NTLAS but otherwise the service is dependent upon a committed group of volunteer solicitors.

NTLAS aims to provide at least some initial one off advice and guidance on legal matters.

The service is not resourced to provide casework or ongoing assistance but, in limited circumstances, NTLAS may be able to help with the drafting of letters and other documents.

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We acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we work and pay our respects to the elders of the Ngunnawal people past and present.