Read the Federation's 2021 State Budget response statement

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Community Legal Centres across Victoria provide free legal advice to people experiencing disadvantage. Find a Community Legal Centre.

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Find out about our Latest Projects and Initiatives. Learn More.

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About CLCs

About CLCs

Community Legal Centres, or CLCs, are independent community organisations that provide free legal services to those that need it. CLCs exist to enable a strong collective voice for justice and equality. Find out more.

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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.


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CLCs on the frontline: Domestic and Family Violence Recent Initiatives

Victoria continues to face a crisis of domestic and family violence across the state.

In 2017, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that one in six Australian women and one in sixteen Australian men experienced physical or sexual violence from a current or previous cohabiting partner since the age of 15.

In Victoria, these numbers escalated significantly over the course of 2020, in close correlation with the conditions of lockdown and isolation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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State Budget 2021

The Federation of Community Legal Centres strongly commends the Victorian government’s $3.8 billion commitment rebuilding Victoria’s mental health system in today’s State Budget.

We applaud the government’s decision to commit funding to victims of crime. Legal assistance is vital to ensuring that victim-survivors can navigate the new financial assistance scheme.

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CLCs on the frontline: Fitzroy Legal Service

Over the past two years a community legal centre in Melbourne's north has expanded access to lawyers specialising in alcohol and other drug use to the Darebin municipality. The Fitzroy Legal Service (a merger of Darebin Community Legal Centre & Fitzroy Legal Service), is delivering this new service in partnership with Uniting ReGen and YSAS.

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There are Community Legal Centres across Victoria. Click to find your nearest Victorian Community Legal Centre.


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