Illawarra Legal Centre

The Illawarra Legal Centre is an independent, not-for-profit, community based legal centre.  We provide free legal services to the public by telephone, at our centre and at a range of outreach locations.

We focus on helping people living with disadvantage and people with special needs.  We are one of nearly 180 community legal centres across Australia.

ILC Office & Courtyard

Latest News

We are seeking a Coordinator to manage the planning, development and implementation of Centre projects, activities, services and campaigns, and to ensure smooth day to day operations.  Read more about the position here.

ILC’s COVID-19 Response: Although our doors may be closed, we are still providing services, with our team continuing to give free legal services to the public by telephone.  Read more about how we are continuing to assist and support our clients here

COVID-19 Policing: Have you been stopped by police or had any interaction with police since the new public health rules were introduced in your area? Do you feel you have been treated unfairly? Do you know of an incident that concerns you?  You can report it on the COVID-19 Policing in Australia website.  This collaborative project is run by legal and human rights advocacy organisations.

Our thoughts are with communities across Australia during this terrible bushfire season that we are experiencing.  While this is an uncertain time for so many of us, Illawarra Legal Centre (ILC) will continue to offer free legal advice to the members of our community who may have been impacted.

During times like these, serious legal issues can escalate quickly if not addressed.  ILC is one of the many Community Legal Centres across the state that are ready to support the individuals and families that need us.

Communities can face unforeseen legal problems and barriers during and after bushfires.  As well as having to manage any pre-existing legal issues they may have.

Read more about how ILC can help here.

Victims of family and domestic violence often require legal assistance and advocacy, read more about how ILC’s services can help here.

For other ILC News and Events, click here.

What We Do

General Law

Free legal advice in most areas of law and possible on-going assistance.

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Tenants Service

Free specific advice and assistance for people renting their home.

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Welfare Rights

Free specific advice and assistance for people having problems with Centrelink.

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Aboriginal Legal Access Program

Free specific advice and assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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Financial Counselling

Free professional assistance to anyone experiencing financial difficulties.

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Community Legal Education

Free legal education to community groups and to members of the general public.

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Child Support

Free specific advice and assistance for parents receiving payments from another parent for their children.

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Law Reform and Policy Work

Our policy & law reform work is focused on challenging potential and existing unfair laws and practices.

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Children’s Court Assistance Scheme

Free specific advice and assistance for young people.

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