Welcome to Justice Connect’s Disaster Legal Support Resource Hub​.

Here you will find a range of legal information resources and links to other sources of legal information for individuals, small businesses, community lawyers, and other frontline workers.

This hub has been designed to support communities prepare for and respond to disaster events, such as bushfires and flooding.

Apply for free legal help after disasters

If you’ve been affected by a disaster, you might be eligible for free legal help from our network of over 10,000+ pro bono lawyers. Making an online application is the quickest and best way to apply for free legal help.

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If you have a specific legal question that’s not urgent, you can ask a lawyer using our tool Justice Connect Answers.

Please note that Justice Connect Answers can only help with quick legal questions, and does not qualify as an application for comprehensive legal help. If you need ongoing legal help with your problem, the best thing to do is submit an online application.

Ask a lawyer a quick question

Learn about our disaster response

Disasters and crises cause legal problems and increase vulnerability.

We’ve seen first-hand how legal need shifts during disasters and crises. Over more than a decade, our team of expert lawyers have played a central role in the legal response to disasters and crises.

In the wake of disasters and extreme weather events, people, small business owners, and not-for-profit organisations can face unexpected legal problems. If left unresolved these legal problems can have serious consequences for people’s financial stability, relationships, health and wellbeing. In these times of crises, people need to be able to access legal help as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

Justice Connect is coordinating the delivery of pro bono legal help to disaster-affected communities across Australia.

Refer someone to Justice Connect

If you’re a professional working with communities affected by disasters, and you’d like to connect your client with pro bono legal help or seek assistance for your own organisation, please make a referral to Justice Connect.

Make a referral

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