Free legal support to those affected by disasters

Funded by the Commonwealth and State governments, the Legal Services Commission (SA) and Community Legal Centres SA are putting lawyers on the ground to provide free assistance to individuals, small businesses and primary producers affected by 2019/2020 summer fires in:

 

  • the Adelaide Hills, 

  • parts of Yorke Peninsula

  • Kangaroo Island

 

This assistance is not means tested and is provided jointly by Community Legal Centres SA & the Legal Services Commission.

The outreach lawyers provide free legal advice, information and assistance to bushfire victims in the regions outlined above.

Legal advice and assistance is also available to residents impacted by the bushfires from the Coorong, Kingston SE, Mid Murray, Mount Barker, Murray Bridge and Southern Mallee council districts.

To make contact with a lawyer specific to your location:

Adelaide Hills residents

Legal Services Commission Legal Helpline 1300 366 424

Kangaroo Island residents:

Bushfire Disaster Legal Officer 08 8121 4473

buahfirelegal@clcsa.org.au

Face to face appointments at Parndana 0433 308 456

Bookings essential 

Yorke Peninsula residents

Bushfire Disaster Legal Officer 08 8121 4473

projects@clcsa.org.au

Legal Services Commission Legal Helpline 1300 366 424

Regular outreaches at the SYP Community Hub 33 Stansbury Road,

The following links contains legal information covering the most common areas of legal concern to people affected by disasters.


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For information on a range of support services and programs that assist families, businesses and
farmers affected by emergencies across South Australia, visit the South Australian Government’
disaster recovery
www.sa.gov.au/topics/emergencies-and-safety/recovery


The Australian Governments Disaster Assist website www.disasterassist.gov.au also provides
updates on current disasters and information about assistance and responses to previous disasters.

Legal information


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