Free Legal Service, Top End - Northern Territory

Contact points

Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Ground Floor, 2/17 Lindsay Street Darwin NT 0801

GPO Box 1901, Darwin NT 0801

FREE CALL: 1800 234 441

Telephone: (08) 8982 3000

Fax: (08) 8941 9935



The Top End Women's Legal Service Inc (TEWLS) is a non-profit organisation that provides free and confidential legal information, advice, legal representation, referral, community legal education, and advocacy on issues of importance to women across the Top End. TEWLS is a community legal centre and is a member of the National Association of Community Legal Centres, as well as the Northern Territory Community Legal Centre Forum. 

Free legal advice clinics

Appointments are available as follows:

  • Every third Wednesday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Palmerston Community Care Centre;
  • Wednesdays from 5:15pm to 6:15pm in our Darwin Office; 
  • By appointment during business hours in our Darwin office; and 
  • On community, within the Darwin Correctional Precinct, or at the Adult Migrant English Program on specified days - please contact our office for further details.

TEWLS regularly provides advice, information and community legal education to women in the following communities and outreach locations:

  • Knuckey's Lagoon
  • Bagot
  • Belyuen
  • Palmerston Indigenous Village
  • Acacia Larrakia
  • Amangal
  • Dawn House Women's Shelter 
  • Royal Darwin Hospital 
  • Darwin Correctional Centre

If you have a legal problem and wish to see a solicitor, please contact our office on (08) 8982 3000 or freecall 1800 234 441 for an appointment. If you are unable to attend a clinic in person, we may be able to arrange an appointment over the phone. We are able arrange interpreters free of charge. 

What can TEWLS help you with?

  • Family Law
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • Victims of Crime Compensation
  • Housing & Tenancy
  • Debts & Fines
  • Consumer Law
  • Superannuation & Estates
  • Employment Law
  • Sexual Assault
  • Discrimination
  • Complaints

TEWLS cannot assist with:

  • Commercial matters
  • Criminal matters
  • Immigration
  • Drafting wills