www.yla.org.au, www.lawmail.org.au and www.teachlaw.org.au (referred to as “the sites”) are owned by the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC) trading as Youth Law Australia (hereafter referred to as Youth Law Australia). Access to the sites and services administered by Youth Law Australia is subject to the terms of use outlined below. Your access is conditional upon the acceptance and compliance with the terms and conditions outlined below, and any additional notices or disclaimers contained elsewhere on the site, or in the provision of other Youth Law Australia services (e.g. provision of legal advice) (referred to as General conditions).

By accessing Youth Law Australia’s sites or services, you agree to be bound by all General conditions.


The information contained the sites is general and is not intended to be advice on any matter. You should not rely on the information contained in this site to take any action (that could be against your interests). If you have a legal problem, please talk to a lawyer.  If you’re 25 or under (or asking about someone who is), you can get free legal help by email here.

To the extent permissible by law, Youth Law Australia disclaims all liability for anything contained on or accessed via the sites and any use you make of it. Youth Law Australia reserves the right to amend the content of the sites or services administered by Youth Law Australia. Youth Law Australia further reserves the right to amend or change any conditions imposed by the sites or services administered by Youth Law Australia.

The information in the sites is presented on a State by State basis. The information presented for one State or Territory is only applicable for that State or Territory. Youth Law Australia will take reasonable steps to ensure the legal accuracy of content available on the site, including through reviews and the decommissioning of old content pages whilst undergoing review and modification. However, access to content is at the user’s discretion and Youth Law Australia does not warrant the accuracy of any content on the sites. Youth Law Australia does not make any warranty to the timeliness of content review or the accuracy of content on the sites. Users should not rely on the information provided without speaking to a lawyer.

Access to the sites

The sites may be accessed may be accessed and viewed on any browser or device. It may be made available for offline view including printing out information sheets, or saving PDF downloads for personal use only. Any copies made must not be modified. This includes, but is not limited to removing logos, changing formatting, omitting sections of text or removal of notices or conditions.

Further, all copies must be made for personal use only, and correctly referenced when used in the course of research or study. The sites and its contents may only be accessed, copied or used for commercial purposes where prior written consent is received, and where appropriate royalties and attributions are given to Youth Law Australia.

You must not access the sites, or its contents in a way that violates the rights of ownership of Youth Law Australia, or is prohibited by the General Conditions.

Ownership, trademarks and copyright

Except where otherwise credited, all material displayed on the sites including information, text, graphics, videos, self-help tools and software, logos, trademarks, and site content are owned and copyrighted by or or licensed for use to Youth Law Australia.

Users agree not to modify, change, reproduce, save or in anyway share the content on this page without the express written permission and knowledge of Youth Law Australia. All copying should be in line with copyright legislation in your state or territory, and the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). If you would like to copy, reproduce, distribute, display or otherwise use the content available on the sites and you are unsure of your rights or responsibilities, please contact [email protected] at least 72 hours prior to the intended use date for further information.

Any material containing a trademark, or registered logo must not be copied in whole or part, or used in a manner which could be misleading or deceptive.

You must attribute any trademarks, images or other material and content to Youth Law Australia.

You must not share links to the sites in a manner which may be considered misleading, deceptive, defamatory, negative or will otherwise hinder access to the sites.

Damage to devices

Youth Law Australia does not take responsibility for damage caused to personal computers or devices caused by viruses, malicious computer code or other interferences where such damage could have been avoided by the installation of appropriate virus software, or by other measures taken by the user.

Youth Law Australia does not accept responsibility for damage which arises as part of your access to the sites.

External parties

Youth Law Australia may on occasion make reference to external organisations including as referrals, in attribution of videos or other media, or with reference to content. Where reference is made to an external site, Youth Law Australia is not responsible for the content of these external sites and disclaims any damage caused by clicking on external links. Youth Law Australia further provides these links at the user’s discretion and does not make any warranty as to the legal or otherwise accuracy or these sites.

Reference to an external site should not imply endorsement of the information and content contained on the external sites, or endorsement of any publications or other material released by the external party.


Please contact Youth Law Australia at [email protected] for any other queries.  

If you live in SA, NSW, TAS or QLD, you can also call us on 1800 950 570 Monday – Friday, 9.30am to 5pm (AEST).

If you do not live in these states, you can still call us on (02) 9067 6510 Monday – Friday, 9.30am to 5pm (AEST).

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