Prisoners Legal Service (PLS)

Legal Aid NSW statewide specialist service.

Prisoners Legal Service (PLS) is a statewide specialist service of Legal Aid NSW. 

PLS can provide advice, minor assistance and representation to prisoners. Our service is free and confidential.

We can represent you at:

  • hearings at the State Parole Authority
  • life sentence determinations
  • segregation appeals
  • visiting magistrate hearings

We can provide free advice and minor assistance in matters like:

  • bail
  • legal aid
  • appeals
  • parole
  • classification and other prison issues

In family law areas like:

  • care and protection
  • property
  • children's issues
  • child support
  • divorce

Our lawyers either visit or arrange video link or telephone conferences with prisoners in all NSW gaols. 

You can contact us by:

  • pressing #2  on the Common Auto Dial List (CADL) and ask for PLS.  This is a free call. Sometimes this phone service will be restricted to the following hours:
    • Morning: 10am to 12pm,
    • Afternoon: 2pm to 4pm. 
  • asking the Functional Manager or SAPO to put your name on the list to Legal Aid.
  • writing to: Prisoners Legal Service, PO Box 695 Parramatta NSW 2124.

Friends and family of prisoners can contact Prisoners Legal Service on 02 9066 6046 during business hours, or by emailing