Review of community legal centre (CLC) services

In September 2017 NSW Attorney General announced a review of NSW Government support for Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in NSW. The aim of the review was to ensure that legal assistance is directed to people most in need, improving CLC service provision and to assist the NSW Government in settling an approach to funding allocation. 

The review was conducted by Mr Alan Cameron AO, who acted independently of his role at the NSW Law Reform Commission.

The review examined a range of issues, including:

  • The type, scope and geographical spread of CLC services that should be funded by the NSW Government
  • The funding levels that are required to enable CLCs to deliver those services
  • The funding model that should be used to inform the allocation of available funding.

Terms of Reference [PDF, 203 KB]

The report has now been completed.  

Final report - Review of NSW Community Legal Services [PDF, 1.5MB]

NSW Government response - Review of Community Legal Services Review [PDF, 81kb]

Fact sheet - NSW Community Legal Services Review [PDF, 267kb] 

Media release - Record investment in community justice