Community Legal Centres Australia does not provide direct legal services to members the public. As a peak body, we represent and support more than 170 community-based legal services across Australia.
Community legal centres are independent, not-for-profit, community-based organisations that give free legal assistance to people who need it most, particularly people experiencing financial hardship, disadvantage, discrimination, and domestic and family violence. Centres mostly assist with civil and family law problems. Some offer help with a limited types of criminal law matters.
Some services provide general legal assistance to people living in a defined geographic area. ‘Generalist’ services commonly assist people with civil and family law problems, including fines, credit and debt, parenting orders, family violence and child protection, and victims’ support.
Some services specialise in a specific area of law, like:
Others provide general civil and family law services to specific groups of people in the community, like:
You can use the tools and links below to find organisations in your area that may be able to assist you with a legal problem.
You can use this online tool to search for:
Type the centre’s name or the type of service you are looking for into the search function and press enter to get your search results.