Australian Capital Territory
Legal Aid ACT – Youth Law Centre
This is a legal service for young people in the Australian Capital Territory. It provides legal information and free and confidential legal advice in person, over the phone – (02) 6173 5410 – or by email.
New South Wales
Legal Aid NSW – Best for Kids
This is a community legal education website. It has information about children and the law in New South Wales, as well as links to other services.
Legal Aid NSW – Children’s Legal Service
The Children’s Legal Service gives advice and information to young people involved with the law. You can get face-to-face advice at locations throughout New South Wales, or call the Youth Hotline, 9 am-midnight, 7 days – phone 1800 101 810.
Northern Territory Legal Aid – At what age can I?
This information covers what’s legal when for young people in the Northern Territory.
Youth Advocacy Centre
The Youth Advocacy Centre website has lots of useful information about laws affecting young people in Queensland. You can also get legal advice over the phone – (07) 3356 1002.
Legal Services Commission of South Australia
The information on this webpage covers children and the law in South Australia.
Legal Aid Commission Tasmania – Law for the under 18’s fact sheet
The information on this webpage covers the law for young people aged under 18 years in Tasmania.
Victoria Legal Aid
Victoria Legal Aid helps people with legal problems. The website has answers to common legal questions in Victoria and a range of resources you can download, including the booklet Am I old enough? Common legal issues for young people.
This webpage covers rights for young people in Victoria.
This is a specialist community legal centre for young people in Victoria. It provides free and confidential legal advice over the phone – (03) 9113 9500 – or by email.
Youth Legal Service
This organisation provides legal services for young people in Western Australia. You can get for legal advice over the phone. Call (08) 9202 1688 (Perth) or 1800 199 006 (regional).
National Association of Community Legal Centres
This website has a directory to help you find your nearest Community Legal Centre (CLC). These are community-based organisations that provide free legal advice and information, especially for disadvantaged people or people with special needs.
Youth Law Australia
This website provides information about child laws throughout Australia. It’s run by the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre and covers common legal questions that you or your child might have.
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
This website provides information on the Convention, which spells out the basic human rights that all children have. These are the rights to survive, to develop to the fullest, to be protected from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation, and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life.
The Convention protects children’s rights by setting standards in health care, education, and legal, civil and social services.