Disaster Relief & Recovery

In preparation of a large scale disaster in this state, the Law Society of South Australia has coordinated offers of legal assistance from individual practitioners and firms who can be activated at short notice to provide legal advice and assistance.

The Legal Services Commission of South Australia provides a free Legal Helpline for those affected by a natural disaster to speak to an adviser about their legal issues and options.

The disaster recovery free legal advice service commenced in 2011 and has been activated three times, including for the catastrophic 2019-20 bushfires that have ravaged several parts of mainland SA and Kangaroo Island. 

You can access the Free Legal Helpline by calling 1300 366 424.

Alternatively, to be referred to a lawyer who can provide assistance, contact the Law Society on (08) 8229 0200 or email disaster.planning@lawsocietysa.asn.au.

The Legal Services Commission also provides links to a number of useful resources and fact sheets including:

Emergency Information Resources

Disaster Relief and Recovery Resources

Legal Help Resources

These links are available from the Legal Services Commission website here


If you are a legal practitioner wishing to register your offer of legal assistance, please do so by clicking here.