We provide free professional legal advice and assistance throughout the community.
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Free legal advice in most areas of law and possible on-going assistance.
Free specific advice and assistance for people renting their home.
Free professional assistance to anyone experiencing financial difficulties.
Domestic & Family Violence Service
Free specific advice and support for women who are victims of family violence.
Aboriginal Legal Access Program
Free specific advice and assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Free specific advice and assistance for people having problems with Centrelink.
Who Are We?
The Illawarra Legal Centre is an independent, not-for-profit, community based legal centre that has been open since 1985.
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.
As one of nearly 180 community legal centres across Australia, we are proud members of Community Legal Centres Australia. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to our funding bodies, including the State and Commonwealth Governments, NSW Fair Trading, and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs. Their continued support enables us to champion justice and make a lasting impact in our community.
Human Rights Day | 10th December 2023
ILC Annual Report | 2023
International Day of People with Disability | 3rd December 2023
The Illawarra Legal Centre (ILC) is an independent community legal centre funded by the Government to provide a comprehensive range of free legal services to residents of the Illawarra who experience social and economic disadvantage. Click the link below to view the positions available and apply today.
When opening our doors in 1985, it was with 1 part-time solicitor and a roster of volunteer solicitors. Fast forward 30+ years and our volunteers are still dedicating their time and effort to ensuring the inclusion of those often left behind, assisting people to realise their legal rights and promoting social justice for all.