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Community Legal Centres NSW

Community Legal Centres NSW

Community Legal Centres (CLCs) offer a range of legal and related services to their client community.

Possible services include but are not limited to:

  • Information and referral
  • Advice on legal matters
  • Legal casework and representation in targeted areas of law
  • Community legal education
  • Law reform and public policy development and advocacy

These services are usually offered for free, although some CLCs provide fee-based training to cover costs, etc. and are designed to ensure accessibility (eg legal advice may be provided by phone; interviews and advice sessions may be provided after hours or via outreach).

There are 39 CLCs throughout NSW employing qualified staff including solicitors, social workers and community legal educators. Community Legal Centres NSW also have volunteer solicitors, barristers, law students and others working with them to extend our legal services. There are both generalist and specialist centres.

Some CLCs provide legal advice over the phone and hold interview and advice sessions after business hours. For information on services offered by individual CLCs, please contact the centre in your area directly.


(02) 9212 7333


Suite 805, Level 8, 28 Foveaux Street, Surrey Hills NSW 2010

Justice, courts & legal
Type of service: 
Specialist services