Important Coronavirus Update
From¬†Tuesday 17 March 2020, EDO’s operations including workshops and seminars will be undertaken remotely and online.¬†
Our physical offices will be closed, but people will still be able to access the EDO by phone, email and our website. See contact details for each office below. Read more

EDO provides free initial legal advice on planning and environmental law matters. 

If you need advice, please contact your nearest office. Your request will be allocated to one of our solicitors, who will call you back.

EDO deals with a high volume of requests for advice, so it is important that you get in touch early to ensure your matter can be dealt with in time. We cannot advise more than one client on the same issue, so if you are part of a community group, you will need to elect a representative to seek and receive advice on behalf of the group.

Advice can generally only be provided to the person it relates to. If you are seeking advice on behalf of someone else, we will need their written permission before providing it. 

When you call us, please be ready to provide:

  1. your name, address and contact number;
  2. the name and address of the other party (e.g. the developer and/or the decision-maker);
  3. any relevant information relating to your matter, such as development application numbers, date and details of a decision you are unhappy with, letters from government agencies etc. 

Find your local office:


Flinders University City Campus

Level 1, 182 Victoria Square,
Adelaide SA 5000

Postal Address: GPO Box 170 Adelaide, SA 5001

Freecall: 1800 337 566Telephone: (08) 8359 2222

Email: [email protected]


8/205 Montague Rd,

West End Qld 4101

Telephone: (07) 3211 4466

Email: [email protected]

Find out how to get advice from our Brisbane team.


Room 3, Serbian Cultural Centre,

67 Greenslopes St, Edge Hill, Cairns QLD 4870

Postal Address: PO Box 656N, North Cairns QLD 4870

Telephone: (07) 4028 3739

Email: [email protected]


Email: [email protected]


2/98 Woods Street, Darwin NT 0800

Postal Address: GPO Box 4289, Darwin NT 0801

Freecall: 1800 635 944

Telephone: (08) 8981 5883


131 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Telephone: (03) 6223 2770

Email: [email protected]

All Hobart staff are working from home effective 15 March 2020 to do our part on COVID-19. We ask that you contact us by email, as the office phone will only intermittently be checked.


18/2 Delhi Street, West Perth, WA 6005

Telephone: (08) 9420 7271 

Fax: (08) 9221 3070

[email protected]


Level 5, 263 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000

For Legal Help Email: [email protected]

Telephone: (02) 9262 6989

Fax: (02) 9264 2414

EDO recognises the traditional owners and custodians of the land, seas and rivers of Australia. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders past and present, and aspire to learn from traditional knowledge and customs so that, together, we can protect our environment and cultural heritage through law.