Legal information in community languages

Find information about the law in community languages

Getting help

If you have a legal problem in NSW, Legal Aid NSW can help you. Anyone in NSW can contact the team at LawAccess NSW. Their information officers can provide you with legal information and identify services in your area who can help you. Call 1300 888 529 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Legal Aid NSW has a wide range of pamphlets and fact sheets in community languages. On the Order a Publication page you can search by topic and language, or search all topics by language.  

Languages available: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Cantonese, Chin Hakka, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, French, Greek, Hazara, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Juba Arabic, Karen, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Macedonian, Mandarin, Nepali, Portuguese, Pushto, Rohingya, Russian, Sinhalese, Somali, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Not all publications are available in every language. Some publications are also available in Easy English.

You can find information about the different types of Australian visas, living in Australia, immigration detention, and removal from Australia on the Visas and immigration page.

You can watch the video series What's the law - 10 short videos for new arrivals about the legal system in Australia.

Anti-Discrimination NSW

Information about the services provided by Anti-Discrimination NSW is available in community languages.

Languages available: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Dari, Dinka, Greek, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kirundi, Korean, Nepali, Persian, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Turkish,Urdu and Vietnamese.

Find how to contact them or make a complaint about discrimination.

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, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Your money

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, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Money Smart

Find the Money Management Kit in 15 community languages. The Kit was developed for community settlement workers who work with new arrivals

Languages available: Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Chin Hakka, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Hazaragi, Karen, Kirundi, Nepalese, Nuer, Sudanese Arabic, Swahili, Tamil.

NSW Fair Trading

NSW Fair Trading provides information about consumer rights. The website can be translated into over 100 languages.

Your rent

Tenants' Union of 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, Assyrian, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Your work

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.