COVID-19 News and Updates
For up-to-date news and information about COVID-19 in South Australia please visit the sa.gov.au website.
COVID-19 Directions and Legislation
Telephone legal advice is available through the Legal Services Commission (SA) Legal Helpline:
9.00am - 4.30pm
Telephone legal advice is available for preliminary information, advice and referrals. Advice is usually restricted to a client's basic legal rights and obligations about a particular situation. If the problem is too complex or too lengthy for a phone call, the client will be offered an appointment at a Commission office or referred to other sources of assistance. Country callers from within South Australia can use the Legal Help Line to contact the Adelaide office for the cost of a local call. For clients unable to attend an appointment in person, a telephone advice appointment can be booked and any relevant documents can be emailed or faxed through to the Commission.
*Please note that calling the Legal Helpline is the cost of a local call (excluding mobiles) if calling from within South Australia.
The Law Society of South Australia operates a referral service that can help connect South Australians with private lawyers who have skills and experience relevant to their problem. Please refer to the Law Society of South Australia website for more information about this service.
Retail and Commercial Lease Dispute and Mediation Assistance for Small Businesses
The Office of the South Australian Small Business Commissioner can provide assistance to small businesses experiencing retail or commercial lease disputes. The Office's website also contains online resources explaining SA and Commonwealth government policies and programs aimed at assisting small businesses that have been significantly affected by COVID-19. For contact information please refer to the Office's website.
Residential Lease Advice for Tenants and Landlords
The SA Government's Consumer and Business Services website has a Frequently Asked Questions page that provides advice and resources to assist landlords and tenants to resolve disputes. The page also provides information on changes to residential tenancy laws that will operate in South Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need further advice or assistance the Consumer and Business Services advice hotline can be reached on 131 882.