Justice Home

For culturally diverse communities

Information for culturally diverse communities is available on the Diversity Services webpage including:

​For people with disabilities

Visit the Diversity Services webpage for information on:

  • disability access
  • going to court [http://www.diversityservices.justice.nsw.gov.au/divserv/ds_people_disab/ds_going_to_court.html]
  • your rights [http://www.diversityservices.justice.nsw.gov.au/divserv/ds_people_disab/ds_disa_rights.html]
  • legislation [http://www.diversityservices.justice.nsw.gov.au/divserv/ds_people_disab/ds_disa_legis.html ]
  • publications and resources [http://www.diversityservices.justice.nsw.gov.au/divserv/ds_people_disab/ds_disa_publication.html]
  • legal information links [http://www.diversityservices.justice.nsw.gov.au/divserv/ds_people_disab/ds_disa_links.html].

Court facilities and support

The courts and tribunals offer a range of facilities. We can also direct you to information and support services for different parties. Visit the court facilities and support page [http://www.courts.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/cats/support.html].

Language Assistance

If you are from a culturally and linguistically diverse community and need to access information in a community language, there are a number of free and confidential language assistance options available:

1. Telephone Interpreter Service – 131 450
The Translating and Interpreter Service offers direct telephone connection to language interpreters. Call 131 450 and ask the interpreter to connect you to the Department of Justice on 02 8688 7777. Alternatively, call the business area you need to talk to [link to Justice directory] and ask them to connect you to an interpreter.

    • More about the Translating and Interpreter Service website. [link to http://www.tisnational.gov.au/]

2. Legal Assistance Helpline – LawAccess NSW 1300 888 529[YH1] 
LawAccess NSW is a free government service that provides help to people with a legal problem or query. Contact the Translating and Interpreter Service on 131 450 and ask the interpreter to contact LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529.

3. Department of Justice business centres providing information in community languages


 

 [YH1]The LawAccess NSW website has a scrolling feature across the top, with links to information in  34 languages