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Community Legal Centres Queensland Conference

The 2017 Community Legal Centres Queensland Conference is being held on the Gold Coast, at the Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfers Paradise, so get ready to for some sun, sand and sea to accompany the information conference events.

The event takes place 8 to 9 May 2017.  The conference is a fantastic opportunity to meet with a diverse range of people from across the state involved in community legal centres including centre directors and lawyers, social workers, volunteers and decision makers. There will be a wide variety of panel discussions, presentations and workshops relevant to both the community legal sector and the wider legal community.

The conference provides delegates with the chance to network with other people in the field, broaden and strengthen their skillls and enhance and develop their knowledge.

You have the option of purchasing purchase tickets for the entire conference or for one day.  Go here to register for the conference

The Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner at the Surfers Paradise LIfe Saving Club will be an opportunity to network with delegates. The dinner will be held on Monday the 8th of May from 6.30-9.30pm and is one of the most popular events of the conference calendar. 

Register here for the conference dinner.

What CPD Points will I get for attending the conference?

CPD points will be available, across the three compulsory CPD core areas which includes practical legal ethics, practice management and business skills and professional skills. More information about CPD is available here.

Meet our sponsors

Find out about the fabulous companies who are sponsoring this year's event here.

Getting there

There are many different public transport options for you to get to the Mantra Legends Hotel for the conference. If you’re arriving into the Gold Coast Airport, take Bus 777 to Broadbeach South Station. There, transfer to the G-Link Tram towards Gold Coast University Hospital and get off at the Surfers Paradise stop. Walk north along Surfers Paradise Blvd – the hotel is down the second street on your right. This journey takes approximately 55minutes.

Coming from Brisbane, take the Gold Coast Train which starts at the Domestic Airport and goes through Central and Roma St Stations. Alight at Nerang Station and transfer to Bus 740 which will take you to Cypress Ave, Surfers Paradise. Walk south along Surfers Paradise Blvd for about 900m, the hotel will be on your left. When leaving from Central Station, this journey takes approximately 2hours.

You can also use the Translink website to plan your specific journey.  

Delegates can park at the Mantra Legends Hotel at a discounted rate of $10.00 per day.

Want to know more?

If you have questions about the conference, the events happening in conjunction with the conference or are thinking of coming on board as a sponsor, please contact Community Legal Centres Queensland on 07 3392 0092 or

Monday, May 8, 2017 to Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Mantra Legends Hotel
Surfers Paradise
Community Legal Centres Queensland

Accommodation Booking form

PDF icon Accommodation Booking form
Mantra Legends Hotel have organised a discounted rate to delegates wanting to stay at the hotel where the conference is being held. To access this rate please download the attached form.

Travel Subsidy Form

PDF icon Travel Subsidy Form
If you are travelling from a Community Legal Centre located in a rural and remote location you may be eligible for a travel subsidy. To apply, download a copy of the travel subsidy form.