National

National Legal Aid
National Legal Aid (NLA) represents the Directors of each of the eight State/Territory Legal Aid Commissions in Australia. This site provides information about the NLA and links to the State Legal Aid Commissions.

National Association of Community Legal Centres
Provides information about Australia's Community Legal Centres (CLCs). CLCs are independent, non-profit organisations which provide referral, advice and assistance to more than 350,000 people each year. These services are provided free of charge. There are currently 207 centres in Australia. They range from centres with no paid staff to offices of ten or more employees.

State

Legal Aid Commission of the ACT
The Legal Aid Commission of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is established under the Legal Aid Act 1977. The aim of the Commission is to work to inform people of their legal rights and obligations and to improve their access to the justice system.

Legal Aid Commission of New South Wales
The NSW Legal Aid Commission is established under the Legal Aid Commission Act 1979 of New South Wales and is an independent statutory body. It provides legal aid and other legal services to disadvantaged people. Ten Board Members, appointed by the NSW Attorney General, govern the Commission and determine its policies and strategic direction.

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
The Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania is an independent statutory body and was established on 1 January 1991 under the Legal Aid Commission Act 1990.

Legal Aid Queensland
Legal Aid Queensland is a statutory authority that provides legal assistance to financially and socially disadvantaged Queenslanders. This website contains information about the law, lawyers and the justice system in Queensland.

Legal Aid Western Australia
Legal Aid Western Australia is an independent statutory body set up by the Legal Aid Commission Act 1976. It provides legal aid and other legal services to disadvantaged people.

Legal Services Commission of South Australia
The Legal Services Commission is jointly funded by both the South Australian and the Commonwealth Governments. It was established in 1977 to increase access to legal services for those people who cannot afford to pay for private legal representation.

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
NT Legal Aid is an independent statutory Commission and provides access to the law and legal assistance to people who are unable to afford the services of a private lawyer.

Victoria Legal Aid
The function of the VLA is set out in the Legal Aid Act 1978. It aims to provide legal aid in the most effective, economic and efficient manner, to manage its resources to make legal aid available at a reasonable cost to the community and on an equitable basis throughout the State, to provide to the community improved access to justice and legal remedies and to pursue innovative means of providing legal aid, directed at minimising the need for individual legal services in the community.

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