The Court Companions Program, run by the Victim Support Service, can provide you with the support and information you need to go to court.
If you want to claim state-funded compensation, you will need your own lawyer.
A lawyer can talk to you about:
- whether your claim has a good chance of being accepted
- the sort of evidence you will need, like medical or police reports.
See our list of compensation lawyers who may be able to help you.
Legal Services Commission
The Legal Services Commission (Legal Aid) provides advice and access to legal services for those who cannot afford to pay for private legal representation.
Phone: 1300 366 424
Law Society – legal referral service
The Law Society of South Australia can connect you with a range of South Australian lawyers and law firms able to provide legal advice and assistance.
Phone: 8229 0200
Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement
The Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement provides free legal information, advice and representation to Aboriginal people - for victims of crime they can also provide support around victims compensation.
There are offices in Adelaide, Ceduna, Coober Pedy, Murray Bridge, Port Augusta and Port Lincoln.
Phone: 8113 3777
Women’s Legal Service
The Women’s Legal Service provides free and confidential legal information, advice and assistance.
Referrals to other services are offered where appropriate and interpreters can also be arranged.
Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service
The Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service is a specialised service run through the Legal Services Commission.
The service provides women experiencing domestic violence with legal assistance to apply for intervention orders and end tenancy agreements.
Phone: 1800 246 642
Women’s Information Service (WIS)
The Women's Information Service provides information to South Australian women online, over the phone and in person.
WIS provides information about:
- Family life and relationships
- Domestic/family violence, sexual assault and safety
- Health and wellbeing
- Accommodation and housing issues
- Financial security and independence
- Women's groups and events
- Education, training and career paths
You can discuss options and choices relevant to your individual situation.
Phone: 1800 188 158 or SMS 0401 989 860