Legal Advice

We provide free legal services, including advice and casework, in many areas of law. 

Our in-house lawyers prioritise people who are at risk of, or have experienced violence. We are assisted by volunteer solicitors to provide civil, traffic, and minor crime advice during our evening legal service outside of regular business hours. 

Assistance to people experiencing disadvantage in our communities is prioritised. We are a small, underfunded community service, if we can’t help you, we will always try to refer you to a service that can help. 

Family Law/Sexual Domestic and Family Violence

  • Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs)
  • Family law
  • Family violence and sexual assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Victims Compensation

Civil law

  • Credit and Debt matters
  • Wills advice, Powers of Attorney and Guardianship (we do not draft these documents)
  • Discrimination
  • Consumer rights-buying goods and services
  • Employment

Criminal law

  • Minor traffic or criminal offences (where not eligible for legal aid) 
  • Fines

Please note we do not give legal advice about neighbourhood disputes, conveyancing, commercial, taxation, or immigration matters. 

How do I get legal advice?

If you live in Blue Mountains or Lithgow please call (02) 4704 0207 or 1300 363 967 to make an appointment at our Katoomba office or at Lithgow Community Projects.

If you live in Bathurst or Orange please call (02) 47040211 to make an appointment. 

If you cannot get through to either office please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Outreach locations

We attend the following outreach locations: 


Bathurst Neighbourhood Centre – Thursday once per month 
Please call (02) 6332 4866


Lithgow Community Projects –  Thursdays
Please call (02) 6351 2230 

Our staff also attend Katoomba, Lithgow and Bathurst courts on the Apprehended Domestic Violence Order list days each week.

If we cannot assist you, we will always try to refer you to a service that can. Anyone who lives in the Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Oberon, Bathurst or Orange regions can contact us for information, advice and referral. All services are free. To find a service in your local area, click here.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Darug, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri nations. We pay respect to past, present and future Elders, extending this respect to all Aboriginal people. We respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of our regions. CTBMCLC is is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.