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What is Lawstuff?

Lawstuff provides legal information to children and young people in Australia. 

Children and young people can get free email advice about the law by sending a Lawmail. Click here to send a Lawmail.

Who owns this site anyway?

The National Children's and Youth Law Centre

Who are the National Children's and Youth Law Centre?

The National Children's and Youth Law Centre is an independent, non-profit organisation working for and in support of children and young people, their rights and access to justice.

The National Children's and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC) began in 1993 with a three year grant from the Australian Youth Foundation and was supported by the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.

Today it has a range of institutional supporters including the Federal Attorney General's Department, the University of New South Wales, King & Wood Mallesons, UNICEF, Squiz and the National Youth Advocacy Network as well as many many wonderful volunteers.

What does the NCYLC do?

The NCYLC tries to improve the conditions and opportunities of Australian children and young people by:

  • providing advice and information about their legal rights and responsibilities
  • advocating for them when their rights or interests are threatened
  • supporting test cases to clarify or advance children's legal rights
  • pressing for changes in the law, procedures and practices to better protect children from abuse and oppression
  • promoting the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • arguing for greater opportunities for children and young people to participate in decision-making

Contact details

Postal address:

National Children's & Youth Law Centre
Law Building, First Floor
University of New South Wales 2052

Email: admin@ncylc.org.au (We do not provide legal advice through this email account - if you need advice, send us a Lawmail.)

Website: www.ncylc.org.au

Telephone:  (02) 9385 9588 




Send your questions to Lawmail

Can't find the info you are looking for? Got a problem you can’t solve?

If you're under 25, or an adult asking on behalf of a person under 18, you can send your questions to Lawmail and we will email an answer to you within 10 days. Urgent matters are dealt with more quickly.

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