Tell me about CLCs

Community Legal Centres (CLCs) are not for profit, community-based organisations that provide free legal advice, casework and information and a range of community development services to their local or special interest communities. Some CLCs also advocate for law reform or conduct test cases where laws are operating unfairly or are unclear.

CLCs’ work is targeted at people experiencing or vulnerable to disadvantage and those with special needs, and in undertaking matters in the public interest. CLCs have been advocating for a rights-based approach and equitable access to the justice system in Australia for over 40 years.


Media release: Tasmanian CLCs saved for another year as State Government covers federal funding shortfall - 9 March 2017

In welcome news, the Tasmanian state government has committed to covering the federal funding shortfall of community legal centres (CLCs) ov...More >

Media Release: Cuts loom for crucial legal support for women this International Women's Day - 7 March 2017

The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) today renewed calls on the Australian Government to demonstrate its commitment t...More >