General federal law: Community legal centres

icon for overview

Community legal centres are independent community organisations that provide free legal help, including information, referrals, legal education, advice, casework and representation services. 

Many of the centres provide general assistance in a range of areas of law, this may include: 

  • family law and family violence 

  • credit and debt 

  • consumer law 

  • social security 

  • migration 

  • tenancy 

  • discrimination 

  • employment, and 

  • child protection. 

To find a community legal centre in your state or territory, see the online directory at find legal help