HPLS clinic times & locations

The Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (HPLS) provide free legal advice and assistance through our network of clinics.

We can provide advice about civil legal matters such as fines, credit and debt, tenancy, AVOs, victim’s compensation, Centrelink problems and more.

Our Solicitor Advocate, Jeremy Rea, also provides representation to people with criminal matters.

Times and locations for Sydney and Newcastle clinics are below.

You can reach our office on (02) 8898 6545 or email us at homelessproject@piac.asn.au. You can also contact the Senior Solicitor, Roslyn Cook, on (02) 8898 6511 or email rcook@piac.asn.au.

PLEASE NOTE: HPLS clinics will close during the holiday period, recommencing in January 2017. Please refer to the table below for more information.

Sydney legal clinics

Clinic now closed. Reopens 16 January 2017

Monday 10 am – 12 pm

The Station Ltd, 82 Erskine Street


Clinic now closed. Reopens 9 January 2017

Monday 10 am – 12 pm

Wayside Chapel, 29 Hughes Street

Potts Point 

Clinic now closed. Reopens 17 January 2017

Tuesday 11 am – 1 pm

Matthew Talbot Hostel, 22 Talbot Lane


Clinic now closed. Reopens 10 January 2017

Tuesday 1 pm – 2 pm

Every second Tuesday. Appointments only.

Call 9360 1321

Salvation Army Streetlevel

Derby Lane (off Albion St)

Surry Hills

Last clinic 13 Dec. Reopens 11 January 2017

Wednesday 11.30 am – 1 pm

Parramatta Mission, 119 Macquarie Street


Last clinic 13 Dec. Reopens 11 January 2017

Wednesday 12 pm – 2 pm

Every first and third Wednesday of the month

The Shed, Cnr of Emert Pde and Weber Cres


Last clinic 22 Dec. Reopens 12 January 2017

Thursday 1 pm – 3 pm

Edward Eagar Lodge

348a Bourke Street

Surry Hills

Clinic now closed. Reopens 19 January 2017

Thursday 12 pm – 2pm

No drop-ins. Both clinics by appointment only

Vincentian House

Surry Hills

Call 8093 6798 to book or obtain address.


Last clinic 22 Dec. Reopens 12 January 2017

Mission Australia Centre

Surry Hills

Call 9356 0600 to book or obtain address.

Clinic now closed. Reopens 13 January 2017

Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Fortnightly)

Haymarket Centre

137 – 139 Regent St


By appointment, call 9698 0555 to make a booking.

Clinic now closed. Reopens 3 February 2017

Friday 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Newtown Mission

280A King Street


Woolloomooloo Integrated Services Hub (WISH)

Access to legal advice is available at the monthly WISH, held at The Wayside Chapel at 29 Hughes Street, Potts Point, from 9.30 – 11:30 am on the the third Wednesday of each month (except July and December). For more information please refer to the City of Sydney WISH Hub website.

Newcastle legal clinics

Clinic now closed. Reopens 11 January 2017

Wednesday 11:30am – 12:30pm (Fortnightly)

Soul Cafe

49 Hunter St  Newcastle

Clinic now closed. Reopens 18 January 2017

Wednesday – by appointment only

Jenny’s Place

Contact 02 4927 8529 for more information