On the 28 February 2022, the Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre was impacted by the 2022 Eastern Australia floods. A number of our documents were water-damaged, destroyed or lost. We are currently investigating the extent of the damage and identifying any salvageable documents. There is no evidence at this time that any client's personal information has been accessed. The incident has been reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

If you have any concerns regarding your personal information and suspect any fraudulent or unusual activity involving your personal information, please contact these agencies as soon as possible:

Service NSW: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/report-scam-or-cybercrimeAustralian Cyber Security Centre: https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/individuals-and-familiesScamwatch: https://ww.scamwatch.gov.au

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused our clients and their families. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at legal@northernriversclc.org.au or by emailing or calling us at (02) 6621 1000 or 1800 689 889.


Legal Services

The NRCLC provides free legal advice to residents of the Northern Rivers.

About the Legal Service

  • Free advice, information and referral on most civil areas of law
  • Free community legal education on a broad range of legal topics
  • Free publications on a broad range of legal topics
  • Law reform, lobbying and advocacy 

The NRCLC provides free legal advice to residents of the Northern Rivers. We give priority to our target groups: women; welfare recipients; people with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, youth, and older people.  

Free Legal Advice & Information

To receive free advice, information or a referral contact the NRCLC office on 02 6621 1000 or 1800 689 889. 


We provide face to face or telephone appointments from our Lismore Office at 114 Molesworth Street. 


A client may have up to 3 free appointments for any one matter. 

We also provide face to face advice at several outreach locations in Casino, Grafton, Kyogle, Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah and Pottsville throughout the month. See the ‘Outreaches’ page for more details.  

Lost your job because of COVID-19?

Employees have only 21 days to lodge an application for unfair dismissal after they are dismissed.  If you are stood down without pay unlawfully you will be entitled to unpaid wages.  Everyone’s circumstances are different so it’s worth getting some free legal advice.  Contact NRCLC on 6621 1000 or 1800 689 889 to book an appointment.

Check out this general information from the FWC: https://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases/website-news/coronavirus-and-australian-workplace-laws