The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) is an association of around 200 community legal centres which aims to assist and promote them, and provides a forum for the development of community legal centres’ policy. For more information, visit their website: http://www.naclc.org.au/ 

News and Announcements

Review of the ACT Discrimination Act

The ACT Law Reform Advisory Council is currently reviewing the ACT Discrimination Act. You can make ..

Andrew Leigh MP's parliamentary speech

Andrew Leigh MP discussed the impact of the federal budget on the Centre. Click on his speech (http:..

New 'concerns form' for victims of crime

Victims Support ACT has a new form for victims of crime to submit concerns to the Victims of Crime C..

Funding cuts to Centre

See the article 'Legal Centre cuts set to leave more Canberra women on their own' published in The C..

Older Women & Homelessness Report

The National Council of Women ACT recently held a one day seminar on older women and homelessness. A..

Community Law Australia

Community Law Australia - Quality Legal Help in your Community, read more here (/LiteratureRetrieve...

Your Court, Your Safety

The Centre has produced a new resource for people dealing with domestic violence and the court syste..

Women’s Legal Centre
(ACT & Region) Incorporated

The Women’s Legal Centre is a community legal centre for women in Canberra and the surrounding area. The Centre is run by women and aims to improve women’s access to justice. Read More »

The Centre advises on a wide range of legal problems such as:

  • Divorce and separation
  • Disputes over children
  • Property settlement
  • Domestic violence
  • Child supportGoing to court
  • Discrimination
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Other employment rights
  • Compensation for criminal injuries

If you need more assistance than we can provide, or if your problem is outside our area of expertise, we will refer you to appropriate lawyers and other support services.

Human Rights Act

The Women’s Legal Centre has voluntarily opted to be subject to the obligations of a public authority under Part 5A of the Human Rights Act (ACT). This means the Centre will comply with human rights as far as it is possible to do so, in all our decisions and conduct. For further information on our obligations under the Human Rights Act, please see our Privacy Policy.