National Insurance Scheme


The National Insurance Scheme is one of Community Legal Centres Australia’s key services for the community legal sector. Our Capacity Building Team coordinates the scheme and administers the annual provision of three group insurances with the support of an insurance broker. Contact for information or queries. 

The scheme incorporates our National Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) Scheme which includes: 

  • implementing a Risk Management Guide for legal practice in the community legal sector
  • working closely with the National Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) Network and state and territory PII committees to manage and mitigate risk 
  • overseeing the annual peer review cross-check process. 

Negotiating group insurances can be complex and time-consuming. There are multiple stakeholders involved with competing critical deadlines. We take on this responsibility on behalf of centres participating in the scheme and secure bespoke coverage at scale, delivering significant savings for centres. 

Group insurances offered

The three group insurances offered to centres are: 

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance 
  • Association Liability Insurance 
  • Public Liability Insurance. 


Centres apply for cover under these policies as part of Community Legal Centres Australia’s annual renewal process. The policy period runs from 4:00pm 30 June to 4:00pm 30 June the following year.  

We also arrange group insurance coverage for some state and territory peaks. Our broker can assist centres to take out other insurance cover including cyber insurance. 

For more information on The National Insurance Scheme, please log into the User Portal.