Those affected by a disaster can access free legal advice through the following services:

Urgent legal advice

Contact the Legal Services Commission on weekdays between 9.00 am and 4.30 pm.

Phone 1300 366 424 to access the free telephone advisory service.

Non-urgent legal advice

The Law Society maintains a register of lawyers who have volunteered to be on hand to provide free legal assistance to victims of disasters.


Free mediation service

Uniting Communities is offering a free mediation service to assist with neighbourhood disputes resulting from the fires.

Visit Uniting Communities or phone 8342 1800. Please state you are a victim of the bushfires when making an appointment to ensure your case is given priority with booking times.

Free immigration advice

The Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) South Australia branch is offering free immigration advice and assistance to bushfire affected businesses and visa applicants.

Visit the MIA South Australia website for more information.