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The Solicitor-General is the principal legal adviser to the Attorney General and, through the Attorney General, to Government and its agencies. In addition, the Solicitor-General appears in court as counsel for the State and, when requested by the Attorney General, for agencies of the State and other bodies.

The office is an independent, statutory office created by the Solicitor General Act 1969.

The first law officer of the State is the Attorney General, which is a political position, the second law officer of the State is the Solicitor-General which is an independent position. There is an interconnection between the two roles, and the Attorney General can delegate functions to the Solicitor-General.

Contact details

Solicitor-General's Office
Level 28
David Malcolm Justice Centre
28 Barrack Street
Phone: (08) 9264 1806
Fax: (08) 9321 1385

Last updated: 17-Sep-2019

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