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
* Most areas of law
* Child support - for carer parents only
* Employment Law
* Victim's support
* Credit and debt matters
* Domestic violence (AVO) – complainants only
* Care and protection (child protection)
Areas we do NOT advise in
X Non-carer parents in child support/family matter
X Family Law
X Defendants in apprehended domestic violence matters (unless the defence is to a cross-application) and defendants in victim's support matters
X Commercial Creditors
X Respondents in discrimination and employment matters
How we can help you with your legal matter
1. Phone Advice - 4276 1939
General phone advice is provided by appointment on:
Tuesdays 2.30 - 4.30pm
Wednesdays 10.00am - 12noon
Thursdays 2.30 - 4.30pm.
2. Face-to-Face advice by Appointment at Illawarra Legal Centre - 4276 1939
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
Friday afternoons from 2pm.
3. Face-to-Face advice by Appointment at Outreach sites
Outreach for Women only - 4255 6800
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 made by contacting the Women's Health Centre on 4255 6800.
4. Face-to-Face advice by drop-in at Outreach sites
Outreach Service for Children's Court Attendees only:
Port Kembla Children's Court every Monday 9am to 12 noon for civil law advice.
Outreach Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples only:
Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation office on Kenny Street every Tuesday 10am to 12.30pm for civil law advice.
5. Case work and Legal Representation
We provide case work and legal representation in the following general law areas:
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.
Illawarra Legal Centre cannot give legal advice by email:
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.
6. Referrals to other Legal Services
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.
OTHER USEFUL FREE LEGAL SERVICES LINKS: