Legal Financial Aid

Anglicare Sydney’s mission, throughout our 160 year history, has been to serve the vulnerable, poor and socially excluded with respect, compassion and love. They offer help and assistance with:

  • Food and financial assistance
  • Aboriginal and Torres strait islander programs
  • Aged care
  • Families, relationships and counselling
  • Out of home care
  • Youth support
  • Migrant and refugee support
  • Mental health support
  • Disability and carer support

To find out more about these programs visit

If you need a hand with budgeting and finance, KARI’s Financial Counsellor offers the support you need.

KARI’s financial counsellor acts as a negotiator and advocate on behalf of those in the community experiencing financial risk. The service is both free and confidential.

As well as supporting and educating the client, a financial counsellor can provide their clients the following:

  • A full assessment of their financial   situation, including regular income and expenditure, assets and   liabilities.
  • Information as to entitlements to government   forms of assistance.
  • Information and options for change and   improvement.
  • The ability to negotiate on behalf of the   client with credit providers, government agencies and other   business providers.
  • Information on credit laws, the debt recovery   process, bankruptcy and other areas of legislation such   as superannuation, insurance and harassment, to name a few.

Financial counselling is a unique type of service that sees the counsellor support a client’s health issues, financial concerns and assist with any appropriate referrals.

If you’re experiencing financial difficulties, contact a Financial Counsellor today on (02) 8782 0300.

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LawAccess NSW is a free government service that provides legal help for people who have legal problem in NSW. LawAccess NSW provides this help with its telephone service and website.

You can call LawAccess NSW for legal information, referrals to other legal services and, in some cases, legal advice from a family, criminal or civil law solicitor. You can visit the website,, to access resources around a range of legal topics. The resources found under the Representing Yourself tab are developed by LawAccess NSW solicitors. There are guides and detailed information for people who are representing themselves in a court or tribunal. There are also a range of videos for people to view.

Visit or call 1300 888 529 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). If an interpreter is required call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 first and ask for LawAccess NSW.