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Robina Community Legal Centre Inc.

Robina Community Legal Centre provides free legal assistance in the following practice areas: family and domestic violence; consumer and debt; employment; tenancy; minor crime and traffic offences; micro business; and immigration law.

RCLC is one of two Gold Coast Community Legal Centres Queensland members, a registered charity and independent initiative of the Gold Coast District Law Association Inc.

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Street address:

Robina Community Centre
196 Robina Town Centre Drive
ROBINA QLD 4226

Turn off Robina Town Centre Drive at the small round-a-bout onto San Antonio Court. The Centre operates from the Robina Community Centre. This is the green and white building opposite the Robina public library. 

Mailing address:

PO Box 1310
SOUTHPORT QLD 4215

Tel:
(07) 5578 9009 [Admin], 0423 466 286 [Duty Phone]
Information - Getting there:

Full disability access including: disabled parking bays, disabled toilets and lift. 

Surfside Bus Lines route 747, 748, 750, 751, 752, 755, 758, 759, 760, 765 and N750.

Queensland Rail Robina Station is located approximately 800 metres from Robina Town Centre. 

Robina Town Centre has over 6,800 free car parking spaces available. There is car access from the Pacific Highway/M1 Motorway, Robina Parkway and Christine Avenue.

Robina Town Centre has a free shuttle bus service for tourists which operates on Thursdays.

Hours & appointment times:

The centre operates as a walk-in service and offers face-to-face advice sessions.

Appointments

  • No appointments are made, However, prospective clients are encouraged to call to ensure lawyer availability for their circumstances of business. 
  • Please have ready your name, name of other parties, and a brief description of the issue you need help with. 

Walk-ins

  • Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. (Between third week of January and second week of December).
  • Intake queue opens at 5pm and closes at 7:30pm or when the centre reaches maximum capacity.
  • Closed on Public Holidays.

For telephones, please have ready your name, name of other parties, and a brief description of the issue you need help with. 

Key services:
  • Information and referral
  • Legal advice
Service delivery methods:
  • Drop in legal advice consultation
Areas of law:
  • Child contact and residency
  • Child protection
  • Child support
  • Child/Spousal maintenance
  • Consumer complaints
  • Contracts
  • Credit
  • Debt
  • Disability
  • Divorce and seperation
  • DNA testing
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug offences
  • Employment
  • Environment and planning
  • Family violence
  • Immigration
  • Incorporated associations
  • Insurance
  • Motor vehicle offences
  • Neighbourhood disputes
  • Offences against persons
  • Offences against property/other
  • Paternity
  • Pensions and allowances / Social security
  • Property
  • Public Nuisance
  • Tenancy
  • Wills and estates
  • Discrimination
  • Elder abuse
  • Generalist service
  • Financial exploitation
  • Family law
  • Personal injuries and workers compensation
More information:

Mission

The objects of the Robina Community Legal Centre Inc. are:

  1. To facilitate the local legal profession provide pro bono publico services;
  2. To provide a free and accessible legal service;
  3. To provide referral to appropriate agencies;
  4. To promote holistic legal education of intending future legal practitioners; for the benefit of the Gold Coast Community.

Who the centre can and cannot service

RCLC will give priority to clients who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Are experiencing financial disadvantage;
  • Are under 24 years of age;
  • Are single parents;
  • Are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • Have a mental or physical illness or disability;
  • Are experiencing or at risk of homlessness;
  • Experiencing or at risk of domestic violence, or have a concern about domestic violence in or arround their home and or family;
  • Are over 65 years of age;
  • Are from a culutrally or linguistically diverse background;
  • Are living in a rural or remote area; or
  • Who have a low level of education.  

RCLC will see clients not meeting these priority needs criteria, provided it has the capacity, and will not be denying service to those who do. RCLC is unable to assist clients who:

  • Have the means to afford a lawyer;
  • Are employers in employment disputes; or
  • Landlords in tenancy disputes.

RCLC provides limited advice to:

  • Commercial concerns (limited to small businesses with minimal turnover and small profit margins (micro business)).

RCLC is unable to assist with:

  • Social security and taxation questions;
  • Providing advice certificates; or
  • Wills an estates planning. 

Geographical area of service:

Any person may attend RCLC. Advice will be limited to the jurisdictional qualifications of its volunteers on the night (predominantly confined to Queensland and Federal Jurisdiction matters). If a matter arises from another place then prospective clients should call to discuss prior to attending RCLC.