Legal information in community languages

Find information about the law in community languages


State-wide agencies

LawAccess NSW

You can find information on a range of legal topics on the LawAccess website. To find information, put an asterisk (*) in the search box, and then select a language from the dropdown menu. Click on Search to find all the material available in that language.

Languages available: Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bosnian, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Fijian, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Juba Arabic, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Specialist agencies

Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW

The Anti-Discrimination Board provides simple information about anti-discrimination law in a number of community languages.

Languages available: Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Australian Tax Office

The Other languages page has information to help people from non-English speaking backgrounds understand tax and superannuation.

Languages available: Arabic,  Assyrian, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Filipino, Greek, Hazaragi, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Nepali, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.


On the Information in your language page you will find information about Centrelink's payments and services.

Languages available: Amharic, Arabic,  Assyrian, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Chin (Haka), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dinka, Dutch, Fijian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hazaragi, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish (Faili), Kurdish (Kumanji), Kurdish (Sorani), Lao, Latvian, Macedonian, Maltese, Nepali, Norwegian, Oromo, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Rohingya, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu, Ukranian, and Vietnamese.

Fair Work Commission

On the Resources in other languages page you will find information about unfair dismissal, general protections and the work of the Commission.

Languages available: Arabic, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Greek, Indonesian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman website can be instantly translated into 40 languages other than English - choose a language from the drop-down menu at the top of the screen to translate the website.

The Language Help page has information in 30 different languages to help employees understand what their rights are when working in Australia.

Languages available on the Language Help page: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Filipino, French, German,  Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Macedonian, Farsi/Persian,  Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil,  Thai, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Money Smart

On the Other languages page you will find information about managing your money and credit.  

Languages available: Arabic,  Assyrian, Burmese, Chinese, Chin Hakka, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Dari, Dinka, Farsi - Persian, Greek, Hazaragi, Indonesian, Italian, Karen, Kirundi, Korean, Nepalese, Nuer, Russian, Spanish, Sudanese Arabic, Swahili, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

NSW Fair Trading

On the Translated publications page you will find resources on a number of topics including scams, property, consumer law, shopping, and mobile phones. You can also browse by language on the Community language information page.

Languages available: Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Filipino, French, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Not all publications are available in every language.

NSW Fair Trading also has videos in community languages.

NSW Ombudsman

The NSW Ombudsman deals with complaints about NSW government and some non-government agencies. You can find information about the Ombudsman on their Information in other languages page.

Languages available: Amharic, Arabic, Arabic Juba, Assyrian, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Fijian, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Krio, Kurdish (Sorani), Lao, Macedonian, Maltese, Nepali, Portuguese, Pashto Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog,Tami, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Refugee Advice and Casework Service

Find a range of fact sheets dealing with issues including asylum seekers, fast track processing, providing evidence of identity, refugees, lodging applications, what happens if you are refused by the Department, bridging visas and detention. Some fact sheets are available in Arabic, Bengali, Persian and Tamil.

Tenants NSW

On the Community languages page you will find tenancy fact sheets and resources for renters who speak languages other than English.

Languages available: Arabic, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.