Community Law 

Community Law provides free legal advice. The Dunedin branch is located at 52 Filleul Street, Dunedin, with outreach clinics operating in Central, South and North Otago.

Their online Community Law Manual provides advice on a range of legal matters such as:

  • Employment
  • Health & Disability
  • Consumer rights
  • Tenancy & housing
  • Government agencies
  • Youth issues
  • Maori land


Family Services Directory (Ministry of Social Development)

A customisable, searchable directory of services throughout New Zealand.


 Health and Disabilities Commission

  • Your Rights
  • Ways to make a complaint to the Office of the Health & Disability Commissioner. It is recommended that you contact a free, confidential Health & Disability Advocate to discuss concerns: 0800 555 050.


 Human Rights Commission

  • The Human Rights Commission offers a free, informal service to deal with enquiries and complaints about discrimination and/or sexual harassment. Discrimination happens when a person is treated unfairly or less favourably than others in similar circumstances.
  • The Complaints Booklet provides information about the complaints process, who to contact and what to expect.


Privacy Commissioner

  • About Me
    A handy tool that allows individuals to request to see personal information held about them, as per their rights under the Privacy Act 1993.