Hunter Community Legal Centre - Newcastle, NSW
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Hunter Community Legal Centre
Hunter Community Legal Centre, Newcastle NSW
About this Legal Assistance Service (LAS):
The Hunter Community Legal Centre is independent, not-for profit community legal centre funded by the State and Federal Attorneys General Departments. It is generalist legal service providing free legal advice and assistance to residents in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Great Lakes and Hunter Valley regions. It also operates and outreach service to Nelson Bay, Raymond Terrace, Muswellbrook and Cessnock.
Advice is given in the following areas:
- Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO’s)
- Criminal law (Assault)
- Domestic Violence
- Employment law
- Neighbourhood disputes
- Consumer law
- Family law
The Centre operates the following specialist services:
- Children’s Court Assistance Scheme
- Duty Solicitor Service (Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court)
- Family Law Advice Service
- Family Relationships Centre Service
The Hunter Community Legal Centre is also active in community education and law reform. Follow the link to their website to find out more.
About Newcastle and the Hunter Region:
Newcastle is the second most populated area in New South Wales, situated in the Hunter Region, approximately 162km NNE of Sydney. A port city at the mouth of the Hunter River and within close proximity to the resource rich Hunter Valley, Newcastle is the the world’s largest coal export hub and serves as an economic and trade centre for the surrounding area.
Newcastle and the lower Hunter Region is the traditional land of the Awabakal and Worimi people. European settlement began in fits and starts from early 1800’s, until a permanent penal colony was established in 1804 with convict labour used to exploit the natural coal resources of the Hunter Valley. Since then, mining, manufacturing and associated industries have played a dominant role in the growth of the city.
Today, Newcastle is a youthful and vibrant seaside metropolis, with a plethora of excellent bars, cafes and theatres and within easy reach of spectacular parks and nature reserves, including the renowned RAMSAR listed wetlands.
Telephone: (02) 4040 9121
Address: Level 2, 116 Hunter Street Newcastle, NSW 2300
For more information about Newcastle and the surround area see: