How we can help
There are thousands of legal issues not-for-profit organisations face every day. We’re here to help you navigate the process. If you’re part of a charity, not-for-profit or social enterprise, you may be eligible to receive free legal advice from our team of lawyers with specialised knowledge of the social sector, and our network of pro bono law firms.
Making a simple online application is the quickest and easiest way to find out if your organisation is eligible. It takes less than 5 minutes to apply.
You might find the answer to your question in our self-help resources and we encourage you to look there first. You may also be interested in our easy-to-understand webinars and customised legal training for not-for-profit organisations.
Is your organisation eligible?
We give legal advice to eligible Australian not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises that:
- help marginalised or disadvantaged members of the community, and
- can't afford or have difficulty in accessing legal help.
Are you from an organisation based in NSW?
NSW Government funding supporting our work with NSW community organisations has ceased, and this is impacting our service delivery.
While we are dedicated to helping as many community organisations as we can, our ability to support NSW organisations with legal advice will be significantly reduced, and we will not be able to assist with urgent matters. You can still access our library of 300+ free self-help resources for community organisations, available at nfplaw.org.au/free-resources.
Our Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) service will remain unaffected, so if you’re from one of the 120 LALCs across NSW, please continue to make an application for our targeted, practical, and culturally appropriate free legal help.
Do you work for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community organisation?
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community organisations can receive customised legal advice and training. We’ve also designed self-help resources and webinars to make understanding legal issues and navigating the law easier.