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Canberra Community Law

Help People find their feet again


Help Stop the Downward Spiral for Vulnerable People

Canberra Community Law provides free legal services and social work support to some of the most vulnerable Canberrans in urgent need of legal help. People seeking our assistance include those experiencing homelessness, women escaping domestic violence, people with disabilities, people in public housing and those on Centrelink payments. We provide critical legal assistance that can empower clients to understand their rights and access the support services they are entitled to receive.

Serena* and her children fled her violent spouse with little more than the clothes on their backs. Serena was referred to us by a refuge as she was still liable to pay rent for a property where they can no longer live due to domestic violence. She also had debts and fines accrued by her abusive spouse. Without proper assistance from our lawyers, women like Serena may fall deeper into debt, find themselves and their children without a home, or feel forced to return to their abusive relationship. 

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This is where Canberra Community Law comes in.

We were able to assist Serena deal with these issues and regain financial independence. She focused her energy on building relationships in the community which assisted her in finding a permanent, stable home, and her family has built a new life.

Canberra Community Law helps people find their feet again and give them their voices. However, our government funding continues to fall. Your donation will sustain our programs while stopping vulnerable people from falling through the cracks.

How your donation will assist vulnerable people?


We would encourage regular giving so we can keep on helping people before they fall.

Your donation will assist us to provide the following services:

$100 - emergency legal assistance at the tribunal for people facing eviction

$150 - advice to a woman escaping domestic violence at a refuge

$200 - visit to a people with a disability at home for advice

$1200 - intensive social and legal work with a vulnerable people to stop them losing their home

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Contact Details

Level 1, 21 Barry Drive


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.