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Illawarra Legal Centre

Our Services

We provide free professional legal advice and assistance throughout the community.

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  • General Law

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

  • Tenants Service

    Free specific advice and assistance for people renting their home.

  • Financial Counselling

    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.

  • Welfare Rights

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

    About Us

    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.

    Our Blog

    Latest News & Updates

    Human Rights Day | 10th December 2023

    “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All” On 10 December 2023, the world commemorates the 75th anni…

    ILC Annual Report | 2023

    ILC Annual Report 2022-23 For an organisation such as Illawarra Legal Centre (ILC), change a…
    IDPwD 1

    International Day of People with Disability | 3rd December 2023

    #IDPwD International Day of People with Disability is held on 3 December each year. It is a day t…
    For Our Elders

    NAIDOC Week 2-9 July 2023

    For Our Elders Celebrated every July, NAIDOC week is an opportunity to come together as a communi…
    Illawarra Legal Centre

    Vacancies

    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.

    Illawarra Legal Centre

    Volunteer

    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.