Central Community Legal Service

Need legal advice but don’t know where to go? Our Central Community Legal Service can help. We provide free legal information, advice, representation, referral and assistance to anyone in the community.

All assistance is provided by qualified legal practitioners. The service provides initial advice and referral to anyone seeking assistance. We can provide further services to people on low incomes.

We can provide advice on matters such as:

  • family law
  • minor criminal matters
  • traffic offences
  • consumer complaints
  • tenancy
  • debt
  • neighbourhood disputes, and
  • consumer credit.

We don’t assist in matters such as:

  • personal injury
  • business matters
  • company law
  • major criminal offences, or
  • wills and estates.

We can provide:

  • information
  • representation
  • advice – face to face or over the phone
  • referral
  • community legal education, and
  • interpreter assisted appointments.

We’ve established Community Legal Centres to provide access to legal services for all people, to work to change unjust laws and campaign to promote the rights of disadvantaged groups and individuals.

Our services are provided at two locations – Medindie Gardens and the City.

The Central Community Legal Service is funded by the Commonwealth and State Attorney’s-General Departments.

Eligibility Criteria

Anyone is eligible to receive initial advice about their legal matter. Further assistance is provided to people on low incomes and experiencing disadvantage.

Only matters that have legal merit will be dealt with.

The service assists people in the City, inner Southern, inner Northern, Eastern, North Eastern and Adelaide Hills suburban areas. It also assists country people in the Far North, West Coast and Lower Eyre Peninsula areas.


This service is free of charge.

Useful Information

The service provides a legal outreach on a weekly basis at Adelaide University for university students.

Advice is available face to face or by telephone, by appointment. Arrangements can be made to assist people at a location more convenient to them.