Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

This organisation provides legal help if you can’t afford a private lawyer. 

You can receive initial legal advice and representation in court in criminal matters, such as bail applications, every day in the Darwin and Alice Springs Local Courts. They are also at the Local Court in Katherine and Tennant Creek on days when cases are being heard.

The initial advice session is free, however you will be assessed before you are granted ongoing legal advice and you will need to pay a small fee. 

A duty lawyer is also available for legal advice and information on Family Law Court cases. They can help with negotiations, completing forms, and asking for your case to be moved another date. 

Contacts details

You can either:

Opening hours 

Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.30pm.

Location   Mail Fax number
Darwin
6th floor, 9 – 11 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800  
Locked Bag 11
Darwin NT 0801
(08) 8999 3099
Palmerston
Shop 6, Goyder Centre
25 Chung Wah Terrace
Palmerston NT 0830  
Shop 6, Goyder Centre
25 Chung Wah Terrace
Palmerston NT 0830  
(08) 8999 4747
Katherine
20 Second Street
Katherine NT 0851  
PO Box 145
Katherine NT 0851
(08) 8973 8551
Tennant Creek
Shop 3, 163 Paterson Street
Tennant Creek NT 0860  
PO Box 794
Tennant Creek NT 0861
(08) 8962 2439
Alice Springs
77 Hartley Street
Alice Springs NT 0870  
PO Box 969
Alice Springs NT 0871
(08) 8951 5378

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Last updated: 27 June 2017