COVID-19 Response sharing

Last updated 26 May

As Australia and other countries around the world struggle to come to terms with the COVID-19 pandemic, our responses to it will define 2020. So soon after devastating bushfires and floods, the community legal sector is once again on the frontline of emergency.
Over the past few weeks, our members have approached the COVID-19 situation in ways that show a commitment to fairness, transparency and reliable information for communities, clients, staff and volunteers.

With the speed of unfolding events to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it is vital that any measures take a holistic, rights-based approach that protects the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. 

As always, we are stronger together.

Government health directives

This is the up-to-date information from the federal government on COVID-19 health directives.  

Legal Assistance

As we all adjust to these unprecedented times, Community Legal Centres around the country are adapting to the responses to COVID-19. If you are in need of legal advice, please check the website or call before going to a center. To find your local centre please go to the Legal Help page of our website. 

You can also check online for service updates from centres in NSW, VICQLDWA and knowmore (more will be added as available).

Questions and factsheets

The following resources have been produced by the sector to address common questions. Please check frequently this page as we will keep updating resources as they are shared. 

Factsheets include: employment rights, COVID-19 and Centrelink, FAQs for Artists.

News from our sector

You can see updates on recent statements and campaigns from our sector