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.
Employment Rights Legal Service (ERLS) provides free and confidential employment legal advice and representation to migrants and vulnerable workers in NSW. This free state-wide service is a partnership between Kingsford Legal Centre, Inner City Legal Centre and Redfern Legal Centre.
ERLS can help with:
ERLS can assist with issues such as:
Phone 02 8004 3270 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 Employment Rights Legal Service on 02 8004 3270.
LawAccess NSW is a free government telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and, in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW. They can help with an employment dispute or issue.
LawAccess NSW can:
LawAccess NSW has work rights information available on its website.
Phone 1300 888 529
If you require an interpreter, call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 and ask to connect to LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529.
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