Legal information in community languages

Many government agencies and legal services provide information about the law in community languages.

Free legal advice and assistance

Legal Aid NSW

Legal Aid NSW provides legal information to anyone with a legal problem in NSW through their legal information and referral service, LawAccess NSW. You can contact LawAccess by using their chat service or by calling 1300 888 529. They are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

If you need an interpreter, call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 and ask for LawAccess NSW.

Legal Aid NSW has a wide range of pamphlets and fact sheets in community languages. On the Order a Publication page you can search by topic and language, or search all topics by language.  

Languages available: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Cantonese, Chin Hakka, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, French, Greek, Hazara, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Juba Arabic, Karen, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Macedonian, Mandarin, Nepali, Portuguese, Pushto, Rohingya, Russian, Sinhalese, Somali, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Not all publications are available in every language. Some publications are also available in Easy English.

You can find information about the different types of Australian visas, living in Australia, immigration detention, and removal from Australia on the Visas and immigration page.

You can watch the video series What's the law - 10 short videos for new arrivals about the legal system in Australia.

Anti-Discrimination NSW

Information about the services provided by Anti-Discrimination NSW is available in community languages.

Languages available: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Dari, Dinka, Greek, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kirundi, Korean, Nepali, Persian, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Turkish,Urdu and Vietnamese.

Find how to contact them or make a complaint about discrimination.

NSW Ombudsman

The NSW Ombudsman deals with complaints about NSW government and some non-government agencies. You can find information about the Ombudsman on their Information in other languages page.

Languages available: Amharic, Arabic, Arabic Juba, Assyrian, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Fijian, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Krio, Kurdish (Sorani), Lao, Macedonian, Maltese, Nepali, Portuguese, Pashto Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

About your money

Australian Tax Office

The Other languages page has information to help people from non-English speaking backgrounds understand tax and superannuation.

Languages available: Arabic, Assyrian, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Filipino, Greek, Hazaragi, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Nepali, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.


On the Information in your language page you will find information about Centrelink's payments and services.

Languages available: Amharic, Arabic,  Assyrian, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Chin (Haka), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dinka, Dutch, Fijian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hazaragi, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish (Faili), Kurdish (Kumanji), Kurdish (Sorani), Lao, Latvian, Macedonian, Maltese, Nepali, Norwegian, Oromo, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Rohingya, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Money Smart

Find resources to help newly arrived migrants understand money in Australia. The money tips in other languages topics include budgeting, paying bills, scams and tax. 

Languages available: Arabic, Burmese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Dari, Farsi, Hazaragi, Swahili, Thai and Vietnamese.

NSW Fair Trading

NSW Fair Trading provides information about consumer rights. The website can be translated into over 100 languages.

About your rent

Tenants' Union of NSW

On the Community languages page you will find tenancy fact sheets and resources for renters who speak languages other than English.

Languages available: Arabic, Assyrian, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.

About your work

Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman website can be instantly translated into 40 languages other than English - choose a language from the drop-down menu at the top of the screen to translate the website.

The Language Help page has information in 30 different languages to help employees understand what their rights are when working in Australia.

Languages available on the Language Help page: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Filipino, French, German,  Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Macedonian, Farsi/Persian,  Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.