Free legal help in the Far West of NSW
Need legal help? Contact us
call or EMAIL US
(08) 8088 2020
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
WHAT WE DO
We provide advice, representation and ongoing assistance in relation to the following areas of law:
minor traffic law
GOVERNMENT AND POLICE COMPLAINTS
CARE & PROTECTION
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday 23 June 2021
10:30am to 11:30am at the Wilcannia Safe House
11:45am to 1:30pm at the Redi.E Centre, 35 Reid Street
Wednesday 16 June 2021
10:30am to 12:30pm at the Menindee Rural Transaction Centre, 51 Yartla Street
Legal help is available by appointment. Upcoming outreach dates to be advised.
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.
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.
The Far West Community Legal Centre is managed by a volunteer Board of Management and administers three auspice services:
To view a copy of the Centre's Annual Reports, please select a report below:
The Centre works closely with several key partners and thanks them for their ongoing support.
Chief Executive Officer
Acting Principal Solicitor
Senior Administration Officer
Community Development Officer
Far West Cooperative Legal Service
Delivery Regional Coordinator
Interested in working with us? Vacancies are posted here as they become available.
No current vacancies.