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 direct legal services to the public. As a peak body, we represent and support around 170 community-based legal services across Australia. Use the resources on this page to find a nearby centre that may be able to assist you. 


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.



We support diversity and inclusion and the rights of all trans and gender diverse people. “While we strongly support free speech, that freedom comes with a responsibility not to harm others.” @EqualityTas @RodneyCroome https://www.outinperth.com/equality-tasmania-worried-about-kellie-jay-keen-appearance-in-hobart/

Today is National Close the Gap Day. Much more work to do. The legal assistance sector has a huge role in improving First Nations people's lives. https://bit.ly/3YQCUgE #CTGDay2023

The Federal Government must put people on the lowest incomes at the forefront of this Budget.
We must address the #CostOfLivingCrisis by raising income support payments, investing in social housing and improving energy efficiency of low-income homes.

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