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.

News

Media Release: MYEFO fails to halt funding cliff for Community Legal Centres and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services - 19 December 2016

The Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) announced today represents another missed opportunity by the Federal Government to guarante...More >

Media Release: Uniting Church Plea for Legal Assistance Funding - 16 December 2016

The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) has today welcomed an open letter from the Uniting Church in Australia to the Pr...More >