About us

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The Legal and Compliance team provides advice on legal matters affecting the university and is responsible for the university's Legislative Compliance Framework.

The Legal Office’s role is to effectively manage legal risk on behalf of the university in the following areas:

  • Commercial and Real Estate Law
  • People and Privacy Law
  • IP and Commercialisation Law
  • Major Research Initiatives and Philanthropy Law
  • Compliance and Controlled Entities Law

Request legal advice 

If you need legal advice, contact us. Please note that we can only provide advice to the university and its controlled entities on legal matters affecting the university. We cannot provide advice to university staff members in their private capacity, members of the public, or to students of the university.

Please refer to the following services instead:

Contact us

Phone: (02) 9348 1198

Email: legaloffice@unsw.edu.au

Postal address:
Legal and Compliance Office
UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052.

Legal and Compliance Office
UNSW Sydney,
Room 213, Level 2 Chancellery Building
High Street (Gate 9)
NSW 2052.


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Access to information

UNSW is committed to improving accountability and transparency by increasing access to information. The university will publish open access information if and when such information exists. The university also accepts valid formal information access applications.


Further information about privacy laws that apply to the university, contact details for the university's Privacy Officer, Privacy Management Plan and accessing your information.


The Legal & Compliance team provides a range of resources for the benefit of UNSW staff, students and members of the community.