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About us

Community Legal Centres Queensland provides support and advocacy for 33 independent, community-led community legal centres operating across Queensland.

Queensland’s community legal centres provide free information, legal assistance and referral, representation and casework, community education and advocacy for vulnerable clients and communities facing legal problems.


Community Legal Centres Queensland works towards the following objectives:

  • to promote the development of community legal centres.
  • to enhance communication and cooperation between community legal centres.
  • to secure and develop funding for community legal centres
  • to represent the interests and opinions of members.


Community Legal Centres Queensland is an incorporated association which operates through a small staff team along with the volunteered time and energy of Queensland CLC workers to provide:

  • representation for all members in relation to funding program and law reform issues;
  • coordination of the state administration of the national professional indemnity insurance scheme;
  • member support services including the coordination of an annual state conference, training on relevant issues and regular bulletins about matters of interest to CLC staff, volunteers and management committees;
  • encouraging community participation, to make the legal system more equitable and accessible; and
  • encouraging community participation in the work and management of community legal centres.

Collaboration and Partnerships Statement

PDF icon Collaboration and Partnerships Statement
This Collaboration and Partnerships Statement provides further detail about the framework for collaboration between Community Legal Centres Queensland members, and with other organisations by (and through) Community Legal Centres Queensland.


Find more out about the staff of Community Legal Centres Queensland. James Farrell Director James Farrell is the Director of Community Legal Centres Queensland, where he provides leadership and... > more

Management Committee

The Community Legal Centres Queensland Management Committee includes highly committed individuals who are representative of the Community Legal Centres Queensland membership. The committee includes... > more
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Read Community Legal Centres Queensland Strategic Plan or view a copy of the Community Legal Centres Queensland constitution to learn more about the organisation. > more

Annual Reports

Community Legal Centres Queensland reports annually to its stakeholders, including government funding bodies, the National Association of Independent Legal Centres and Community Legal Centres... > more

Awards and Scholarships

Associations Forum Campaign of the Year             HESTA Community Sector – Social Impact Award                Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards – Marketing Communications Professional Finalist > more


Community Legal Centres Queensland thanks our donors, supporters and parters including:          Zapier: Connect your apps and automate your workflows AlphaDigital: Specialist SEO & PPC digital... > more


Community Legal Centres Queensland receive funding from a number of sources. This includes: The Attorney-General's Department delivers programmes and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law... > more