Welfare Rights Centre SA and the Housing Legal Clinic

The Welfare Rights Centre (SA) Inc is a community legal service providing free legal advice and assistance to South Australians in tenancy and social security law.  The Centre also runs the Housing Legal Clinic for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and require legal assistance.

 

Tenancy matters

The Centre conducts a FREE Duty Solicitor Advice Service at the South Australian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (SACAT) every Wednesday and Friday for people who have a housing dispute at the Tribunal.  If you have made, or are considering making an application to the Tribunal about your housing dispute and would like an appointment with the Duty Solicitor Advice Service please contact the Tribunal on 1800 723 767. See here for more details.

Centrelink Issues

The Welfare Rights Centre runs a FREE Duty Solicitor Advice Service at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal – Social Services and Child Support Division for people with Centrelink appeals.

To be eligible for this service you must have received an Authorised Review Officer’s decision from Centrelink and have applied for a review with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal – Social Services and Child Support Division (AAT). The Administrative Appeals Tribunal can then set up an appointment for you with the Duty Solicitor Advice Service. See here for more details.

 

Housing Legal Clinic

The Housing Legal Clinic (HLC) provides free legal advice to people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness and low income earners.  The HLC currently operates seven legal clinics in the city and suburbs and in rural South Australia in partnership with other organisations. See here for more details.

See here for useful links.