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Free legal help in the Far West of NSW

 Need legal help? Contact us

call or EMAIL US

(08) 8088 2020

reception@farwestclc.org.au

Opening hours:

9:00am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday

visit our office

304 Oxide Street

BROKEN HILL NSW 2880

make an online enquiry below

A friendly member of our administration team will respond to your request as soon as possible

Thank you for your enquiry. A member of our team will contact you as soon as possible.

 
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WHAT WE DO

We provide advice, representation and ongoing assistance in relation to the following areas of law:

EMPLOYMENT LAW
FAMILY LAW
VICTIMS SUPPORT
minor traffic law
CONSUMER LAW
TENANCY LAW
GOVERNMENT AND POLICE COMPLAINTS
CARE & PROTECTION
PLUS MORE

Please feel free contact us in relation to any legal issue. If we are unable to help you, we will refer you to someone who can.

 
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OUTREACH

 

The Far West Community Legal Centre provides legal advice and assistance throughout the Far West region of NSW.

Staff from the Centre regularly visit the communities of the Far West to ensure that all residents of the region have access to free legal help when they need it.

OUTREACH DATES

A solicitor from the Centre will be visiting the following communities on the dates listed below. Members of the community are invited to contact our office to book an appointment, or to simply drop in at the below times for free legal help.

Wilcannia

Temporarily suspended due to COVID restrictions. To book a telephone appointment, please contact our office on (08) 8088 2020.

Menindee

Temporarily suspended due to COVID restrictions. To book a telephone appointment, please contact our office on (08) 8088 2020.

Other communities

Upcoming outreach dates to be advised. To book a telephone appointment, please contact our office on (08) 8088 2020.

DUTY SERVICE

On weeks that the Broken Hill Local Court sits in Broken Hill, the Centre provides a free duty lawyer service on Tuesdays and Fridays to eligible persons coming before the court in relation to minor traffic matters.

Commencing on 14 May 2021, the Centre will also be providing a free duty lawyer service for eligible victims in Apprehended Domestic and Personal Violence Order applications. This service will be provided as part of a pilot program.

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ABOUT US

The Far West Community Legal Centre provides free legal advice, information and referrals to all residents in the Far West region of NSW. The Centre provides ongoing legal assistance to people on low incomes and also to people experiencing significant disadvantage. 

The Centre was formed as a result of a Federal Government initiative that identified a need for more accessible legal services in the Far West region of New South Wales. ​

A public meeting was called in 1999. An interested group of people formed an incorporated association and made a submission for funding. The submission was successful and the management committee established a community based legal service. The Centre opened on 18 July 2000. 

The Centre acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land upon which its office is situated, the Wilyakali people of the Barkandji Nation. The Centre pays its respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

OUR SERVICE AREA

The Centre services residents of the Far West of New South Wales.

The Centre is based in Broken Hill and regularly performs outreach to other communities in the Far West region.

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GOVERNANCE

The Far West Community Legal Centre is managed by a volunteer Board of Management and administers three auspice services:

Broken Hill Staying Home Leaving Violence

Far West Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service

Warra Warra Legal Service

To view a copy of the Centre's Annual Reports, please select a report below:

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014

2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017

2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020

OUR PARTNERS

The Centre works closely with several key partners and thanks them for their ongoing support.

OUR TEAM

Stacy Treloar

Chief Executive Officer

John Tadros

Principal Solicitor

Stacey Jackson-Moroney

Senior Administration Officer

Bianca Cattonar

Finance Officer

Sammarah-Lea Edge

Administration Assistant

Simon Hunter

Legal Assistant

Community Development Officer

Far West Cooperative Legal Service

Delivery Regional Coordinator

Oliver Braes

Solicitor

Kim Avers

Solicitor

Hatem Allam

Solicitor

Nina Betts

Solicitor

Symone Zammit

Legal Assistant

board members

Angie Wilson

Chairperson

Emma Ward

Board Finance

Bianca Cattonar

Services Finance

Ellen Day

Secretary 1

Stacy Treloar

Secretary 2

Bronte Schuster

Director

Catherine Coloschi

Director

Christine Clifton

Director

Bob Davis

Director

vacancies

Interested in working with us? Vacancies are posted here as they become available.

No current vacancies.