International Student Legal Service NSW
We provide free statewide legal advice and support to NSW international students.
About this service
Redfern Legal Centre's International Student Legal Service NSW gives free, confidential legal advice to international students studying in New South Wales. The International Student Legal Service is independent of the government.
You can speak with one of our experienced solicitors to get free and confidential legal advice about issues including:
- Housing problems
- Sexual assault and sexual harassment
- Complaints about colleges or universities
- Car accidents
- Family law
- Domestic violence
- Some Subclass 500 visa issues (RLC cannot advise on other visa types or permanent residency).
The service is funded by Study NSW, a unit of the NSW Government set up to support international students across the state. In-kind support is provided by City of Sydney.
Who can access this service?
This free service is available to international students enrolled to study anywhere in NSW. Learn more about accessing our services.
How to contact us
If you need an interpreter, call us using the free Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450.
If we are able to advise you, we will arrange for a solicitor to call you back. If we are not able to assist you we may refer you to other services and resources, including those listed below.
How we can help: learn more about this service
Legal tips for NSW international students
Redfern Legal Centre's Tip of the Week video series, made by students studying at our International Student Clinic.