About us

Community Legal Centres Australia is the national peak body for the community legal sector. We are an independent, non-profit organisation set up to support the community legal sector to provide high-quality, free, and accessible legal and other services to everyday people, especially people experiencing financial hardship, discrimination, or domestic or family violence. 

Legal help

Community Legal Centres Australia does not provide any legal services to the public. As a peak body, we represent and support more than 160 community-based legal services across Australia. Our state and territory-based member organisations provide information about legal help available in each jurisdiction. 


Our national policy, advocacy and law reform work is a critical part of our work as national peak for the community legal sector. Our movement has a vision for justice which will only be realised through progressive law reform and adequate resourcing for our sector so that the people and communities we work with can access the legal supports they need.


Banner image: National Conference 2023 delegates with Rodney Croome at the end of our outdoor breakout session, Tasmania’s queer transformation: a walking tour