Illawarra Legal Centre
The Illawarra Legal Centre is a member of the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) and is based in Warrawong, a southern suburb of Wollongong, NSW.
General Law Areas
Areas we DO advise in
Credit and debt matters
Domestic violence (AVO) – complainants only
Child support - for carer parents only
Areas we do NOT advise in
Non-carer parents in child support/family law matters
Defendants in apprehended domestic violence matters (unless the defence is to a cross-application) and defendants in victim’s compensation matters
Respondents in discrimination and employment matters
How we can help you with your legal matter
1. Phone Advice
Please scroll down to our 'Phone Advice' times located at the bottom right of this page to book an appointment.
2. Face-to-Face advice
You must meet certain criteria:
Where an interpreter is required, we will endeavour to arrange for an interpreter on your behalf. Appointments are conducted by volunteer solicitors from the private profession. These appointments must be made through our centre and are conducted at the centre in Greene Street Warrawong.
These appointments are available on:
Thursday evenings from 6pm or
Alternate Friday afternoons from 2pm.
3. Legal Representation
We provide representation in the following general law areas:
Please note that, except for the areas in which we provide legal representation we may refer clients to a private solicitor if the issue requires longer, detailed consideration.
Outreach Service for Women:
We run an advice service at the Illawarra Women's Health Centre in Warilla on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month between 10am - 12 noon.
The Illawarra Women's Health Centre is a women-only space at 4 Belfast Avenue, Warilla.
Appointments are necessary and can be made by contacting the Women's Health Centre on 4255 6800.
A volunteer Registered Migration Agent provides free advice at the centre on the second Tuesday of each month. Phone 4276 1939 to make an appointment.
Advice is given regarding any type of visa, with a focus on family visas, as well as general immigration and citizenship. Advice is given on a "one-off" basis. Unfortunately we cannot take any migration matters as casework.
Outreach Service for Young People:
Port Kembla Children's Court every Monday 9am to 12 noon for Children’s Court attendees only.
Unfortunately we cannot give advice by email. We cannot protect any confidential information you send to us by email if we have not asked for that information.