Find legal help

CLCs Australia does not directly provide legal assistance to the public; it represents and provides support to more than 170 legal centres across Australia. See below for organisations in your area that may be able to provide legal help.

Community legal centres are independent, not-for-profit community-based organisations. They provide free legal help, including information, referrals, legal education, advice, casework and representation services, to hundreds of thousands of people across Australia each year. Many Centres provide general legal assistance in a range of areas of law to people in their local community. This may include family law and family violence, credit and debt, consumer law, social security, migration, tenancy, discrimination, employment and child protection.

Some Centres provide services in a specialist area of law, or to a particular community or group. There are specialist services for:

  • women
  • refugees and asylum seekers 
  • older persons
  • children and youth
  • people with disability
  • social security law
  • tenancy and housing
  • credit and debt
  • immigration

Resources to find a legal centre near you


State and Territory online directories