Getting Legal Help in Lockdown

Getting Legal Help In Lockdown (1)

With the COVID-19 lockdown continuing to be extended, we want to assure the community of Western Sydney that we are still here to help with all kinds of legal issues. We understand that lockdown can make many legal issues worse, and cause stress around fines, employment, police, guardianship and mental health.  

If you have a legal issue specific to COVID-19, we can help in areas including:  

  • On-the-spot fines or penalty notices;  
  • Applying for a Work Development order to pay a fine;  
  • Understanding public health orders; and  
  • Understanding the new COVID-19 disaster payments.  

We are also available to deal with general legal issues across minor crime, civil law, family law and care and protection.  

You can contact us by:  

If you are looking for more information about the current rules surrounding lockdown, Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) and Legal Aid have published some useful factsheets:  

Most importantly, if you or someone you know is struggling, NSW Health has a contact list of mental health services and supports throughout NSW, which you can find here 

Please note the resources provided are intended as information to offer a broad and general guide to the law. You should not rely on them as legal advice specifically applicable to your own particular circumstances. Western Sydney Community Legal Centre excludes liability for any detriment whatsoever that may arise from reliance upon any or all of the resources provided.  

Online Safety Bar Quick Exit

This website has a “quick exit” button near the top right-hand corner of each page. This button will close the Western Sydney Community Legal Centre website and open the Bureau of Meteorology website. The button may be helpful if you are worried that you are being monitored and you are concerned that someone is about to find you looking at this site.

However, the quick close button will not delete your browser history. This means that if the person checks your browser history they will be able to see that you have visited this website.

For information on deleting your internet history click here.

If someone is monitoring your online activity using spyware or monitoring devices, they will still be able to see that you have visited this website.

Remember: Deleting large parts of your internet history may alert your abuser.

To discuss your online safety call DVConnect 1800 811 811 (24-hour telephone advice line) or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) (24-hour telephone counselling line).

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