Legal Advice

EECLC provides free legal services, including advice and casework, in the following areas of law:

  • Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs)
  • Family law
  • Family violence and sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Victims compensation
  • Credit and debt matters
  • Wills advice, Powers of Attorney and Guardianship (we do not draft these documents)
  • Discrimination
  • Consumer rights-buying goods and services
  • Employment
  • Minor traffic offences
  • Fines

Solicitors do not give legal advice in relation to conveyancing, commercial, taxation, criminal or immigration matters.

How do I get legal advice?

EECLC provides legal advice by phone on set days and times. Please call – 4704 0207 or 1300 363 967

Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Messages can be left outside these times and will be attended to by the next available solicitor.

Outreach locations

People living in Lithgow, Bathurst and Orange can access face to face appointments with a solicitor at our outreach locations.

To make an appointment, please phone the outreach location directly.

Bathurst

Relationships Australia – Monday to Thursday
Please call 6331 6649

Bathurst Neighbourhood Centre – Thursday each fortnight
Please call 6332 4866

Lithgow

Lithgow Community Projects – Monday & Thursday
Please call 6351 2230 

Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre – Each Tuesday
Please call 6354 5901

Orange

Orange Aboriginal Medical Service – Second Tuesday of the month
Please call 6393 9000

EECLC staff also attend Katoomba, Lithgow and Bathurst courts on the Apprehended Domestic Violence Order list days each week.

If EECLC cannot assist you, the Centre will always try to refer you to a service that can. Anyone who lives in the Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Oberon or Bathurst regions can contact EECLC for information, advice and referral. All services are free. There are a number of free legal sevices in NSW, a list of directories can be found here.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Darug, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri nations. We pay respect to past, present and future Elders, extending this respect to all Aboriginal people. We respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of our regions. EECLC is is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.