Ombudsmen

Ombudsmen

An Ombudsman is a person who can investigate and resolve disputes between people & government. This is a free service.

Commonwealth Ombudsman
Tel: 1300 362 072
Email: ombudsman@ombudsman.gov.au
Web: www.ombudsman.gov.au
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday except public holidays.

Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON)
Tel: 1800 246 545
Email: omb@ewon.com.au
Web: www.ewon.com.au
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm excluding public holidays.
The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) provides a free, fair and independent dispute resolution service for all electricity and gas customers in New South Wales, and some water customers.
EWON can investigate a wide range of complaints, including:
• disputed accounts, high bills
• debts, arrears
• disconnection or restriction of supply
• actions of a provider that affect your property
• reliability of supply
• quality of supply (including claims for compensation)
• connection or transfer issues
• negotiated contracts
• marketing practices
• poor customer service

Fair Work Ombudsman
Tel: 13 13 94
Web: www.fairwork.gov.au
Hours: 8am-5.30 pm Monday-Friday except public holidays.

Financial Ombudsman Service
Tel: 1800 367 287
Email: info@fos.org.au
Web: www.fos.org.au
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Fridays
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Ombudsman New South Wales
Tel: 1800 451 524
Email: nswombo@ombo.nsw.gov.au
Web: www.ombo.nsw.gov.au
Hours: 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday for complaints or enquiries.

Private Health Insurance Ombudsman
Tel: 1300 362 072
Email: ombudsman@ombudsman.gov.au
Web: www.ombudsman.gov.au
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday except public holidays.

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman
Tel: 1800 062 058
Web: www.tio.com.au
Hours: 9:00am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Solicitors

Barry F Cosier & Associates
50 Main Street
Tel: 6352 1599
Email: info@cosier.com.au or sonya@cosier.com.au
Web: www.cosier.com.au
Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre
4 Station Street Katoomba 2780
Tel: 1300 363 967 or 4704 0207
Email: admin@eeclc.org.au
Web: www.eeclc.org.au
Hours: 9.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Provides free legal information, advice and community legal education to residents of the Lithgow local government area.  Solicitors provide a regular face to face advice clinic at LINC
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Higgins Lawyers
46 Main Street
Tel: 6352 1266 or 1800 22 99 44
Email: reception@higginslawyers.com
Web: www.higginslawyers.com
Hours:  8:45am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday
A legal aid service is provided at LINC each month
Appointments necessary

John Joseph Solicitors
31 Main Street
Tel: 6352 1188
Email: reception@josephsolicitors.com.au
Hours: 8:30am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Le Fevre & Co.
108 Main Street
Tel: 6352 2699
Email: info@lefevreco.com.au
Hours: 9am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm Monday to Friday
Contact Principal solicitor Allan J Lindsay, Consultant – Tim Le Fevre

Legal Aid

Children’s Legal Service
Tel: 1800 10 18 10
Web: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au
Hours: Weekdays 9am – midnight; Friday 9am to Sunday midnight & on public holidays
Youth LegalHotline weekdays: 9am to midnight; Friday to Sunday, public holidays: 24 hrs

Family Law Early Intervention Unit
Tel: 1800 551 589
A specialist service of Legal Aid helping people sort out family law issues as early as possible

Legal Aid
LINC 1 Padley St
Tel: 6352 2077
Fax: 6353 1826
Email: linc@linc.org.au
Web: https://linc.org.au
Hours: Thursday 10am- 3pm at LINC
Contact LINC Reception for all appointments

Salvos Legal Humanitarian Legal Advice
Tel: 8201 1500 for an appointment for telephone advice
Hours: 10am – 4pm Wednesdays

Justices of the Peace

NSW Justices of the Peace Register
Web: lawlink.nsw.gov.au

Barlow, John
Lithgow
Tel: 6352 4527 or 0429 477 077

Carter, Jeffery
Lithgow
Tel: 0437 774 589

Deeley, Joan
Lithgow
Tel: 6351 4809

Farrant, Norma
123 Hassans Walls Road
Lithgow 2790
Ph: 6353 1187

Hourigan, Richard
Lithgow
Ph: 0409 241 655

NSW Government Justice
Tel: 0428 133 726
Contact: Greg J
9.00am to 3.00pm
Witness oaths or affidavits; Take statutory declarations and affirmations; Witness signatures; Attest the execution of a document; certify a true copy of an original document.

Kirk, Wendy
Lithgow
Tel: 6353 1836

Kuncio, Mick
Lithgow
Tel: 0427 673 514

Millar, Janice
Lithgow
Tel: 6351 3347

Noble, Barry
Lithgow
Tel: 6351 3740

Orr, Barbara
Lithgow
Tel: 6353 1157 or 0400 389 868 (ah)

Sutton, Douglas Allen
Lithgow
Tel: 6352 2444

Turner, Eunice
Lithgow
Tel: 6351 2244 (b/h only)

Wiggins, Bev
Lithgow
Tel: 0407 918 072

Wilcox, Wendy
Portland
Tel: 6355 5125

Wilkinson, Ian
Lithgow
Tel: 6351 2307 (w) 0417 437 236

General

ACTU: Your Rights at Work
Tel: 1300 362 223
Web: www.actu.org.au

Australian Consumers’ Association
Tel: 1800 069 552
Email: ausconsumer@choice.com.au
Web: www.choice.com.au
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (excluding Public Holidays)
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Diversity Services – NSW Department of Justice
Tel: 02 8688 7507
Email: diversity.services@justice.nsw.gov.au
Web: www.justice.nsw.gov.au/diversityservices
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
We implement innovative strategies to improve access to the justice system for people with disability and people from multicultural communities. We advise the Department of its obligations under Australian national laws and the laws of NSW.

LawAccess NSW
Tel: 1300 888 529
Web: www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au
Hours:  Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (excluding public holidays)
Law Access is a government online and telephone service that provides free legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW

Law Consumers
Tel: 9564 6933
Email: info@lawconsumers.org
Web: www.lawconsumers.org
Days: Monday to Friday

Lithgow Court House
Cnr Mort and Bridge Sts
Tel: 6351 3265
Email: local_court_lithgow@agd.nsw.gov.au
Hours: 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm Monday to Friday

Women’s Legal Contact Line
Tel: 1800 801 501
Web: www.wlsnsw.org.au
Hours: Tuesday 1.30pm to 4.30pm; Thursday 9.30am to 12.30pm
Legal information, advice and referrals for women

Women’s Legal Advice Line
PO Box 206 Lidcombe NSW 1825
Tel: 1800 801 501
Web: www.wlsnsw.org.au
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 4:30pm