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About us

The Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic) Inc. is the peak body for 49 community legal centres across Victoria. The Federation leads and supports excellence in the community legal sector, promotes the purpose and value of community legal centres, and advances social justice and a fair legal system.

The Federation:

  • provides information and referrals to people seeking legal assistance;
  • conducts systemic law reform and policy work to improve the justice system;
  • works to build a stronger and more effective community legal sector;
  • provides services and support to community legal centres;
  • represents community legal centres with stakeholders.

The Federation assists its diverse membership to collaborate for justice. Workers and volunteers throughout Victoria come together through working groups and other networks to exchange ideas and develop strategies to improve the effectiveness of their work.

Contact us

Level 3, 225 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
Phone: (03) 9652 1500 
Email: Office Coordinator

Media inquiries

To arrange interviews or obtain media comment, please contact the Federation.

Strategic Plan 2014-17

Download the overview document (PDF).


The Federation of Community Legal Centres has deductible gift recipient status, conferring tax deductibility on all donations of $2 or more.

If you would like to support the work of the Federation by making a donation, please make cheques payable to the Federation of Community Legal Centres (Victoria) Inc and send along with your contact details to our address above.

If you would like to donate using a debit card or credit card, please contact us.

A statement of your contributions will be issued each year for taxation purposes.

Victorian Legal Assistance Forum

The Federation is a member of the Victorian Legal Assistance Forum (VLAF) together with the Law Institute of Victoria, Victoria Legal Aid, Justice Connect, The Victorian Bar, Victoria Law Foundation, Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service (Victoria). VLAF promotes collaboration and co-ordination in the delivery of legal services for socially and economically disadvantaged people in Victoria.

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