Our Festive Season Trading Hours are detailed below, along with handy phone numbers for emergencies during the break.
We receive funding from the government and as a requirement of our Funding Agreement and because we care about the quality of our services, during the month of May, we are conducting a client survey about your experience with us. After your appointment, we may therefore contact you by phone or email to complete the survey. If you have attended a face to face appointment with us, you may be given this survey after your appointment. We would really appreciate your participation in our short survey. Completing the survey is NOT compulsory. However as these surveys are anonymous, if you …read more
The Cairns Community Legal Centre would like to welcome our new Chief Executive Officer, Liz Behrend. Liz comes to us from Thiyama-Li Family Violence Service Indigenous Corporation in Moree NSW, and is looking forward to living and working in the Cairns community.
Pass the word around … the Centre is now coming to Innisfail, Mareeba and Atherton once a month to provide face to face legal advice at the below locations: • INNISFAIL: Community Support Centre Innisfail, 13 Donald Street. Anyone wanting to get an advice in Innisfail is to make an appointment by calling the Centre on 1800 062 608. • MAREEBA: Mareeba Community Centre, 39b Byrnes Street. Anyone wanting to get an advice in Mareeba is to make an appointment by calling the Centre on 1800 062 608. • ATHERTON: Q.I.T.E. Office Atherton, 26 Main Street, Atherton. Anyone wanting to …read more
The Centre is pleased to announce the commencement of its new online booking system. This enables clients to start their booking process online. Why use the online booking system? The online booking system is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. This therefore allows clients to start their booking with us at any time. If our phone lines are busy during business hours, clients can also start their booking online instead. How do clients make an online booking? To start an online booking, clients can simply go to the “Booking Appointment” button on our website www.cclc.org.au Once we receive an …read more
Pass the word around … the Centre is now coming to Innisfail and Mareeba once a month to provide face to face legal advice at the below locations: • INNISFAIL: Community Support Centre Innisfail , 13 Donald Street. Anyone wanting to get advice in Innisfail is to make an appointment by calling the Centre on 1800 062 608. • MAREEBA: Mareeba Community Centre, 39b Byrnes Street. Anyone wanting to get advice in Mareeba is to make an appointment by calling the Centre on 1800 062 608. Telephone advice is otherwise still available through our Cairns office as usual by calling …read more
Congratulations to Cairns Community Legal Centre President, Amanda Lee-Ross who has been inducted into Queensland’s inaugural Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Honour Roll. Amanda was the recipient of the Cairns Woman of the Year Award in 2020, and is a tireless champion for the prevention of domestic and family violence, having been involved in policy change and being the voice for those impacted by domestic and family violence. Amanda has also shared her knowledge and expertise to assist other organisations assisting those who are impacted by domestic and family violence. We are very proud of Amanda, and this achievement. https://www.csyw.qld.gov.au/…/no…/dfv-prevention-honour-roll
Despite the impacts of COVID-19 the Centre remains committed to providing services by telephone and other non-face to face means. We do not take any decision regarding service provision lightly, and remain committed to supporting our clients through this crisis where ever we can. Persons requiring our assistance should therefore contact us on: 0438 317 688. In an emergency of course call the Police on 000.
The Cairns Community Legal Centre congratulates its lawyers who feature on the WLAQ Inspo List 2019: Laura Neil (Vice President); Giselle Negri (Director) and Tiffany Veschetti (Solicitor). This is a deserved achievement by these individuals who we are proud to have as part of our organisation. 2019 Inspo List
The Cairns Community Legal Centre is now offering a new Community Access Point at the Centacare Wellbeing Hub, Holloways Beach on the 3rd Thursday of the Month between 11.00am to 1.00pm. In collaboration with Centacare Wellbeing Hub, the Centre will be providing an array of community sessions in relation to Senior’s issues over the coming months as follows: Thursday 21/03/19 – Online Scams; Thursday 18/04/19 – Enduring Powers of Attorney, Guardianship & Administration; Thursday 16/05/19 – Elder Abuse Awareness; Thursday 20/06/19 – Access to Home and Aged Care and How to Manage the Process. After the education sessions, there will …read more
The Centre has recently renamed its Disability Discrimination Legal Service, to the Discrimination and Human Rights Legal Service. In addition to providing all the same disability discrimination work previously undertaken by its former Disability Discrimination Legal Service, the Discrimination and Human Rights Legal Service also provides legal services, to people who have been treated unfairly, for example because of their age, family responsibilities, gender identity, race, relationship status, religious beliefs, sexuality; or association to someone of a particular attribute. Additionally, work in relation to the recently passed Human Rights Act (Qld) will also feature as part of the work undertaken …read more
The Cairns Community Legal Centre is now offering a new Community Access Point at the Manunda Library on the 2nd Thursday of the Month between 10.00am to 12.00pm. In collaboration with Manunda Library, the Centre will be providing an array of community sessions in relation to Senior’s issues over the coming months as follows: Thursday 14/03/19 – Access to Home & Aged Care – how to navigate the process; Thursday 11/04/19 – Centrelink – Support & advice on how to complete key forms; Thursday 09/05/19 – Enduring Power of Attorney; Thursday 13/06/19 – Elder Abuse Awareness. After the education sessions, …read more
The Cairns Community Legal Centre is now offering the community access to its services via the Cairns RSL Sub-Branch. The Centre is proud to partner with the Cairns RSL in relation to this important service which is available at the RSL on the Esplanade Cairns. Clients can simply approach our workers who are at the RSL on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month between 9.30am to 10.30am to make an appointment which are then carried out at the Centre’s Office located at Level 2, 85 Grafton Street, Cairns.
The Centre now has it doors open on Fridays from 9.00am – 12.00pm. As always doors are also still open Monday – Thursday from 9.00am – 4.00pm; and phone lines remain open on Monday – Friday from 9.00am – 4.00pm.
The Centre has relocated to new premises. The Centre is now relocated upstairs to 2nd Floor, Main Street Arcade, 82 Grafton Street, Cairns.
The Cairns Community Legal Centre Inc. is offering a booking service for client’s through the Cairns Centrelink Office, on Aplin Street. The Centre will attend the Centrelink Office on Aplin Street each fortnight so that, Centrelink clients can make enquries about booking an appointment for legal advice with the Centre. Centrelink staff are also welcome to make enquiries and/or to refer clients to the Centre. Appointments booked are then carried out via the Centre’s Office located at Level 2, Main Street Arcade, 82 Grafton Street, Cairns.
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