South Australian Government agencies use the Crown Solicitor's Office (CSO) for their legal advice.

In some circumstances, public authorities can use private law firms and practitioners.

For current employment opportunities see our careers page.

Using CSO services

Public authorities should contact the CSO as early as possible to seek advice on legal issues.

The CSO also charges government agencies for the legal services provided.

Additional details about information to provide and terms of engagement are outlined in a handbook.

Client handbook - Crown Solicitor's Office (PDF, 3.0 MB)

Serving documents

Documents can be served on the Crown Solicitor in the following ways.

Documents served via email must be sent to CSO-BusinessServices@sa.gov.au

All documents attached to the email must be PDF or Microsoft Word and have a maximum file size of 10MB. 

For the purposes of Rule R42.2(1)(b)(iii) the Crown Solicitor will accept service by email at the above address of any document served pursuant to the Uniform Civil Rules 2020.

Documents served via post must be sent express post using Australia Post and addressed to: 

Crown Solicitor's Office
10 Franklin Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Documents can be served in person between 9am and 5pm on business days at: 

Crown Solicitor's Office
10 Franklin Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Report to the ground floor concierge desk and the Crown Solicitor's Office will be contacted to receive your documents.

This is in line with the Crown Proceedings Act 1992 and Chapter 5 of the Uniform Civil Rules 2020.

Secure encryption for shared files

The CSO uses Kiteworks - a secure data encryption system - to transfer sensitive information outside of the department.

Contact the Crown Solicitor's Office

Phone: (08) 8207 1720
Email: CSO-BusinessServices@sa.gov.au

GPO Box 464, Adelaide SA  5001
Level 15, 10 Franklin Street
Adelaide, SA  5000