The Library is open. See frequently asked questions.


Due to essential maintenance, digital image viewers in the old catalogue will be temporarily unavailable between 1 pm and 4 pm (AEDT) this Thursday, 9 December 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Legal information for young people

Find legal information Day-to-day life can bring out a lot of legal problems which can be frightening and super stressful for young people. It is important that you know your rights, and where you can get help if you need it. 

What are my legal rights? A handbook for young people

This booklet looks at some of the common day-to-day (civil law) problems and talks about your rights when dealing with other people or organisations and what you can do to resolve issues like unpaid fines, problems with your landlord, debts and more.

Popular topics

Get street smart: Under 18s: know your legal rights

Find out what your rights are when you’re dealing with police on the streets in NSW.

Get court smart

Find out how things work in the Children's Court and get some tips on how to prepare for court.

Ripped off. Your rights about unpaid wages and entitlements at work

Find out what it means to be an employee and where to get help if you feel you have been wronged by your employer.

Crashed your car?

Find out what to do if your car is damaged in a car accident.

Youth Law Australia factsheets

Find information on lots of topics from alcohol to voting, graffiti to tattoos and contracts to parties.

Tenants' Union factsheets

Find factsheets and sample letters about tenancy.

Read more about the law

The law handbook: your practical guide to the law in NSW

The Law handbook provides a practical guide to legal issues which affect people in their everyday lives.