The Youth Legal Service offers free legal information, advice and assistance to young people under the age of 25 years, across New South Wales.

We can advise on issues including:

Employment law problems (for example, bullying or discrimination at work, underpayment of wages and entitlements, or unfair dismissal)

  • Fines and Debt (for example, mobile phone debt)

  • Criminal charges

  • Victims’ support

  • School suspensions/expulsions

  • Complaints about police

  • Problems at home

  • Family law problems

Advice is generally given over the phone through an advice “call-back” service. Advice is also provided through a range of outreach locations including the Bankstown Migrant Youth Service and Headspace.

Who can we help?

  • All young people 25 years of age and younger across NSW.

  • Youth workers provided there is no conflict of interest.

  • Parents calling on behalf of young people (In some circumstances).

Contact us

You can send us a request for advice by clicking here, or;

You can call Marrickville Legal Centre on 9559 2899.
You can visit the centre at 338 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville. We are open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm (closed between 1 and 2pm for lunch).

Community legal education

We can provide training and education sessions on request for young people and youth workers. Contact us for more info!

Law Reform

Marrickville Legal Centre auspices the Youth Justice Coalition – a network of policy workers, youth workers, academics and lawyers advocating for the rights of children and young people in NSW. The Youth Justice Coalition meets bimonthly to discuss current developments and law reform campaigns.

For more information about the Youth Justice Coalition, click on the following link:

Legal information for young people

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