About Us

Central Queensland Community Legal Centre Inc. is an independent, non-profit organisation funded by grants made to it by the State and Federal Government and donations from the general public.  

The Centre’s vision is to provide access to legal services for the vulnerable and disadvantaged in regional, rural and remote communities.

The centre was incorporated under the Association Incorporation Act in 1996 and is a registered charity with the Australian Charities & Not for Profit Commission.

Management of the Centre is undertaken by a Management Committee elected by members each year.  The Committee members are volunteers drawn from the legal sector, community organisations and academia.

The Centre’s legal and administrative operations are accredited under the National Association of Community Legal Centres.

In conjunction with the CQUniversity, the Centre established a teaching centre at its Rockhampton office. The Robert Fisher Pro Bono Law Clinic provides LAWS students access to a learning facility and the opportunity to participate in real-time learning through observing client interviews.

STRATEGIC PLAN 2020 – 2023

Vision

To overcome barriers in accessing justice through the utilisation of traditional and non-traditional service delivery.

Mission

Enhance and broaden access to legal services for the socially, economically or geographically disadvantaged throughout Central Queensland and the surrounding region.

Values

The Central Queensland Community Legal Centre is committed to the core values of: Quality: Deliver quality services that provide a positive impact for our clients and the community. Community-centric relationships: Build relationships through maintaining and enhancing our existing relationships and creating new relationships.
Diversity: A commitment to an inclusive culture without discrimination so everyone is treated equitably.
Efficiency: Use funding and resources effectively and efficiently to enable growth and seek diversity in funding source to enhance capacity and capability.
Commitment: Work with our diverse communities within the region to deliver a professional service in all aspects of our operations.
Innovation: Grow and adapt to the changing environment of the communities in which we work and adopt innovative approaches to new challenges.

Goals

  1. To provide access to quality legal services that are focused on, and accessible to those in the community facing disadvantage.
  2. To explore partnerships with community organisations to provide a client-centric approach in accessing legal and non-legal services.
  3. To broaden our geographic reach in rural and remote areas utilising technology to augment the provision of legal services and education.
  4. To build centre sustainability to enable the centre to respond to evolving service demand.