Street Law

Who are we?

Street Law is a free and confidential outreach legal service for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Street Law provides legal advice and casework assistance and connects clients with other services. .

Would you like to contact Street Law?

Click here to be connected to Street Law’s website to find out more information about its services.

‘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.

For example, Street Law works with people who are:

  • Sleeping rough
  • Living in their car
  • Couch surfing
  • Living in a refuge or other transitional accommodation
  • Living in accommodation without legal rights
  • Experiencing domestic violence or other threats of violence at their current accommodation
  • At risk of losing their current accommodation

‘Our Lawyers Will…’

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

  • Explain the law to you and give you advice about your options
  • Help you negotiate with the other side in your legal matter
  • Help request copies of your documents
  • Help prepare for reviews, tribunals or court hearings
  • Support you to access other legal services
  • Put you in touch with other organisations who can help you.

How do I get Help from Street Law?

There are various ways you can get in touch to get help from Street Law, including:

  1. Call Street Law for phone advice or to make an appointment to see us in person on 1800 STR LAW (1800 787 529) or (02) 62187995
  2. Drop in to our office at Level 1, 21 Barry Drive Turner to make an appointment
  3. Attend an advice clinic at one of our outreach locations.

Street Law’s Outreach Details

AIDS Action Council

Monday 12:00pm - 2:00pm
First Monday of Every Month

Havelock House Corner of Northbourne Avenue and Gould St Turner

This outreach is by appointment only. Please call Street Law on 1800 787 529 or 6218 7995 to make an appointment.

Early Morning Centre

Tuesday 10:00am – 11:00am

Pilgrim House, 69 Nothbourne Avenue Turner

Drop in or by appointment each fortnight.

Munjuwah Aboriginal Corporation and Your Place

Wednesday 10:00am – 11:00am
First Monday of every month

28 Rutledge St Queanbeyan
This outreach is by appointment only. Please call Street Law on 1800 787 529 or 6218 7995 to make an appointment.

St John’s Care

Friday 12:00pm – 1:00pm
First Friday of every month

6 Luke St, Holt, ACT 2615
This outreach is by appointment only. Please call West Belconnen Child and Family Centre on 6205 2904 to make an appointment.

West Belconnen Child and Family Centre

Friday 10:30pm – 12:30pm

45 Constitution Avenue, Reid
Drop in to the St John’s Care community lunch on the first Friday of every month.

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Friday 9:30 – 11:30

Level 8, 14 Moore St Canberra City
This outreach is by appointment only on referral from the AAT. For enquiries contact Street Law on 1800 787 529 or 6218 7995.