Free Legal Services Sessions at the Legal Centre

Wednesday mornings
Drop in 9am – 12pm
No appointment needed
During University semesters

Please call to confirm that the session is running and arrive no later than 11.30am

Wednesday evenings
6pm – 7.30pm
By appointment only
During University semesters

To phone the Legal Centre
Email LegalCentre@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 02 4921 8666

Click here to find out how to get to the UNLC.

The UNLC provides free legal advice and information to members of the community on a range of matters including:

  • Debt
  • Family law
  • Victim's compensation
  • Employment
  • Criminal law
  • Discrimination
  • Wills, powers of attorney, enduring guardianship
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Tenancy
  • Consumer and fair trading issues
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Public interest matters
  • Mental health law
  • Social security

Law students completing the University of Newcastle Practice Program are actively involved in assisting UNLC and volunteer lawyers with client interviews and intensive client casework.

When you visit the UNLC, your initial meeting will be with a law student. You will then meet with a UNLC solicitor or a volunteer lawyer who may be able to provide you with legal advice in your matter.

We may be able to take on your case, depending on:

  • Whether your case will assist our students in their legal education
  • Your financial situation
  • The likelihood of success in your case
  • Whether a UNLC solicitor is available to take your case and whether there are resources available to assist
  • Whether there are issues of a potential miscarriage of justice, public interest advocacy or potential for law reform.

The UNLC undertakes cases in the public interest. Find out more information on our previous public interest cases.

If we cannot assist you, we will refer you to someone who may be able to help.