The services below provide free information and advice to migrants, people on temporary visas or people without a visa. You can talk about your concerns in private and without your employer or sponsor knowing.
Legal Aid ACT helps people in the ACT with their legal problems, especially people who are socially or economically disadvantaged. They can help in criminal law, family law and some civil law matters.
Legal Aid ACT Helpline is a free and confidential phone service that can provide you with legal information and can organise an appointment for you to get free legal advice.
Phone 1300 654 314
If you require an interpreter, call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 and ask to connect to Legal Aid Helpline on 1300 654 314.
Women’s Legal Centre ACT provides free legal help to women in low-paid employment who are experiencing problems at work.
They give legal assistance to women who have been treated unfairly at work including women who have been:
Women’s Legal Centre ACT has work rights information available in different community languages.
Phone 02 6257 4377 or 1800 634 669 or complete the online form.
If you require an interpreter, call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 and ask to connect to Women’s Legal Centre ACT on 02 6257 4377.
The Fair Work Ombudsman is here to help you.
The Fair Work Ombudsman is an Australian Government agency that regulates Australian workplaces.
The Fair Work Ombudsman provides free advice and assistance to all workers to help them understand their rights and, can help fix workplace problems.
You can't get into trouble or have your visa cancelled for contacting them to ask for information about your pay or other workplace rights.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has information and resources in over 30 languages to help people understand their workplace rights and obligations in Australia.
Phone 13 13 94
If you need an interpreter, first call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 13 14 50 and ask for Fair Work on 13 13 94.
The Australian Unions Support Centre provides free and confidential assistance for all workplace issues. If you're a union member, you can also contact your union for support.
Phone 1300 486 466