Accessing legal aid and community legal services
Undertaking in 2020


Legal Aid NSW and non-government community legal services (CLCs) provide legal assistance services across New South Wales to socially and economically disadvantaged people to improve access to justice and help people break the cycle of disadvantage. Legal Aid NSW operates through a network of 24 offices and 235 regular outreach locations. In August 2018, the NSW Government announced an increase in funding available for CLCs, with annual contributions expected to increase to $12.0 million per annum from 2019–20. This audit will consider how accessible these services are and how effectively they are prioritising their services.