Pro bono response to bushfires

Justice Connect is working alongside legal organisations in Victoria and NSW to deliver a coordinated response to the bushfires impacting many people and small businesses. Organisations are working together to ensure that the process for seeking legal help is clear.

Justice Connect has agreed to coordinate the pro bono response to the bushfires in both Victoria and NSW. Justice Connect will receive referrals of people and small businesses (including farms) from frontline services, and will allocate these people to appropriate pro bono assistance via our Pro Bono Portal.

We are making our award winning Pro Bono Portal available to any firm in Australia that wishes to offer pro bono legal assistance to people, community groups and small businesses affected by the bushfires.

Get Bushfire legal help

Victoria: Call 1800 133 432 or visit Disaster Legal Help Victoria
NSW: Call 1800 801 529 or visit Legal Aid NSW
Professionals and support workers:Use the referrer tool here to refer people affected by bushfires to Justice Connect for pro bono help


Register to provide pro bono

To register your practice to provide pro bono assistance in NSW, use this form.

To register your practice to provide pro bono assistance in Victoria, use this form.

If you are already a member of Justice Connect, you can update your firm profile by selecting “bushfire response” in the special interest section to receive any referrals.



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