Illawarra Legal Centre
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Illawarra Legal Centre
Illawarra Legal Centre – Warrawong, NSW
- A strong interest in social justice
About this Legal Assistance Service:
The Illawarra Legal Centre (ILC) is a community based not for profit legal service funded by the State and Federal Attorney Generals Department, Legal Aid NSW, Fair Trading NSW and the Legal Aid Public Purpose Fund. Established in 1985, the ILC provides free legal advice and assistance to the general community with a strong focus on people facing disadvantage and those with special needs. ILC is actively engaged in community legal education and law reform to empower the local community and positively influence the shape of laws and policies impact on the most vulnerable in society.
ILC provides advice in the following areas:
- Employment law
- Victims Compensation
- Credit and Debt matters
- Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO’s – complaints only)
- Child Support (for carer parents)
ILC operates the following specialist services:
- Children’s Court Assistance Scheme
- Illawarra and South Coast Tenants Service
- Financial Counselling Service
- Welfare Rights Service
About the Warrawong/Illawarra area:
Warrawong is a suburb of the city of Wollongong in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, approximately 82 kilometres south of Sydney. Illawarra is a coastal region bounded by the Tasman Sea to the east, and the breathtaking Illawarra escarpment to the west, overlooking the city of Wollongong.
The traditional custodians of the Illawarra region, the Wodi Wodi (a sub-group of the Dharawal nation) have occupied of the area for thousands of years. The word ‘Illawarra’ is derived from the Dharawal word ‘allowrie’, which is thought to mean ‘pleasant place near the sea’.
In 1796, the European navigators George Bass and Matthew Flinders arrived at lake Illawarra, followed by cedar cutters who settled in the area in 1812. The first land grants were made in 1816.
While the region has been known in the past for heavy industry, key industry sections now include information technology, business services and finance, education and research, logistics, health, aged care and tourism. The Illawarra region boasts a magnificent natural environment, from pristine rainforests, rocky sea cliffs, and long stretches of sandy beaches.
Telephone: (02) 4276 1939
Address: 7 Greene Street Warrawong, NSW 1939
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