Northern Community Legal Centre is committed to working holistically with our communities, conducting activities that are grounded in principles of empowerment, human rights, inclusion, social justice, and self-determination. We recognise the many barriers to participation in justice processes that people experience, and how escalating legal issues can lead to further economic and social disadvantage.

Within a community development framework, we provide Community Legal Education (CLE) activities to raise awareness of how the law impacts upon daily life, and to assist community members to self-navigate the legal system. We prioritise our resources to have the most impact by targeting secondary school groups; client groups of settlement agencies and migrant resource centres; elderly groups; clients of family violence services and women’s groups.


Our CLE activities provide education across a range of areas including respectful relationships, young people and the law, family violence, family law, debts, fines, consumer disputes, complaints against police and government and employment issues.

​We also provide general legal information in relation to citizens’ rights and the Australian legal system with an emphasis on providing such CLE to newly arrived communities.

​Our presentations are tailored to the needs of each group or organisation. To arrange a session please contact our Partnerships and Community Development Manager via