Illawarra Legal Centre
Phone: 02 4276 1939
Fax: 02 4276 1978
Telephone interpreter TIS
13 14 50

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service. For more information, visit:

Tenants Service
Phone:02 4274 3475
Freecall: 1800 807 225
Fax: 02 42743491

The Illawarra Legal Centre is a member of the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) and is based in Warrawong, a southern suburb of Wollongong, NSW.
About Us

About Us


Our History

The Illawarra Legal Centre Inc. opened its doors in Warrawong, south of Wollongong, in 1985 as a direct result of community action and support.

The Centre’s sole staff member, a part-time solicitor, was assisted by a local solicitor to develop our inaugural advice roster.  This enabled us to provide FREE legal advice to the local community, and in particular, to those who had little hope of accessing affordable legal help.  

The ILC is now one of around 200 independent, non-profit community organisations across Australia, all of whom are members of the National Association of Community Legal Centres.  All offer free legal services including referral, advice and assistance to more than 350,000 people each year.

The Centre has grown substantially since 1985 but its primary focus remains on helping those living with disadvantage and marginalisation.

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of all our workers, volunteers and pro-bono solicitors.


The Illawarra Legal Centre acknowledges that we work on Aboriginal land, traditionally the home of the Dharawal Nation.


Our Statement

The Illawarra Legal Centre assists people to realise their legal rights. We promote social justice for all, with a particular focus on reaching those who experience social and economic disadvantage in the Illawarra and surrounding areas.


Our Aims
  • Maintain services relevant to the diverse community of the Illawarra and surrounding areas.
  • Provide advice, advocacy and/or referral on a full range of legal matters to the Illawarra and surrounding areas.
  • Undertake policy analysis, review existing laws and to lobby in relation to law reform and legal processes which affect the rights of those in our community.
  • Develop and implement community legal education programs which are both proactive, as well as responsive to community needs.


Annual Report

Please view:  Annual Report 2018-19 



The ILC receives funding from:

  • Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department
  • Comonwealth Department of Social Services
  • NSW Fair Trading
  • NSW Legal Aid
  • NSW State Public Purpose Fund



Phone Advice

All initial requests for advice from the Illawarra Legal Centre should be made through the telephone advice service:


Phone Advice Times