Areas of Legal Service and Advice

Parramatta Community Justice Clinic (PCJC) can give you advice on the following areas of Law:

Civil Law

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Creditors: chasing debts Owed as a result of motor vehicle accidents, damage to property, private loans, etc.
  •  Debtors: being chased for debts as a result of motor vehicle accidents, damage to property, private loans, credit card loans, bills, bankruptcy etc.
  • Fencing disputes under the Dividing Fences Act 1991 (NSW)
  • Trees disputes under Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act 2006 (NSW)
  • Noise complaints under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (NSW).
  • Recovery of goods (disputes about ownership of good and goods left behind)
  • Victims Support Scheme and restitution orders
  • Complaints about animals under the Companion Animals Act 1998 (NSW) and the Impounding Act 1993 (NSW)
  • Consumer complaints under the Australian Consumer law, Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), Sale of Goods Act 1923 (NSW), the Fair Trading Act 1987 (NSW), and the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 (NSW)
  • Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs) and Apprehended Personal Violence Orders (APVOs) under the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 (NSW)
    (Note: The PCJC cannot advise defendants in ADVOs with matters in Parramatta Local Court or in Ryde Local Court)
  • AVOs

Criminal Law

  • Drink driving offences
  • Traffic offences
  • License suspensions and disqualification
  • Minor drug possession offences
  • Minor assault offences
  • Fines
  • Breach ADVO and APVO
    (Note: The PCJC cannot advise defendants charged with breach ADVOs matters if the original ADVO was made in Parramatta Local Court or in Ryde Local Court)
  • Bail conditions
  • Criminal records
  • Police interviews

Access to:

  • Family law advice
  • Home building disputes
  • Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service
  • Western Sydney Tenants' Service Parramatta
  • Children's Court Assistance Scheme (CCAS) who provide support to young people appearing on criminal charges at Parramatta