Older Persons Legal Clinic

The University of Newcastle Legal Centre’s Older Persons Legal Clinic offers free legal advice and assistance to people aged 60 years and over and to Indigenous people aged 50 years and over.

It is a community legal service staffed by lawyers and law students. The Older Persons Legal Clinic can offer information, referrals, advice and representation on such things as:

  • Wills and planning for the future
  • Family law
  • Neigbourhood disputes
  • Tenancy issues
  • Disputes with government departments
  • Elder abuse and care issues

Law students completing the University of Newcastle Practice Program staff the Older Persons Legal Clinic under the supervision and guidance of a trained lawyer.

When you attend the Older Persons Legal Clinic you will initially meet with a law student, then with our in-house solicitor who may be able to provide you with legal advice in your matter. If we cannot assist you, we will refer you to someone who may be able to help.

Download the 2020 Older Persons Legal Clinic Annual Report


Drop in to the Legal Centre on Wednesday mornings between 9am - 12pm during University semesters.

Appointments are also available outside University semesters and for evening clinics.

Location: NeW Space, 409 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

Central Coast

Weekly - every Thursday between 10am and 2.30pm. By appointment only.

Location: Ground floor, ATO Offices, 99 Georgiana Terrace, Gosford (CBD)

For all inquiries and appointments

T: 1800 314 792 (toll free number)

E: legalcentre@newcastle.edu.au

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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.