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Health and ageing

What laws affect older people? How do I make a complaint about my doctor?


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Find information from NSW Fair Trading about tenants and landlords, buying and selling, strata, agents and managers, holiday parks and retirement villages.


A consumer guide to the legal and human rights of people with mental illness, from the Mental Health Coordinating Council.


The Public Guardian is appointed by the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) or Supreme Court of NSW to make healthcare, lifestyle and medical decisions for a person who lacks decision-making ability.


Designed for seniors, this guide from NSW Fair Trading gives information on shopping rights, avoiding scams, housing, building or renovating, buying and maintaining a car, and planning ahead.


Anti-Discrimination NSW can help if you’ve experienced discrimination. You can find information or lodge a complaint. 

The Australian Human Rights Commission is responsible for promoting and encouraging protection of human rights in Australia. Find fact sheets on the different types of discrimination.

This book deals comprehensively with the issue of capacity and the common law and statute law in Australia over a wide range of the situations in which questions of capacity arise.


A guide to assessing a person's capacity to make legal, medical, financial and personal decisions.


Looking for more? The State Library has a wealth of legal information in its collections. Try searching our various resources to find more.

Legislation and case law

NSW legislation

Find all NSW legislation, including current and historical Acts, Regulations, Gazettes and Bills. 

NSW caselaw

Find cases from NSW courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court, Local Court, and the Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)


Find legislation and cases from all Australian jurisdictions.

Federal Register of Legislation

Find all Commonwealth legislation, including current and historical Acts, Legislative Instruments, Gazettes and Bills.