Latest News

October 23, 2017

New Video: AVO’s: What, How & Going to Court

Got an AVO? Know someone who does? Lost and confused at court?

At Central Coast CLC, we are proud to launch our brand new video resource about Apprehended Violence Orders. This video explains in everyday English what an AVO is, how to get one, what to do if one is taken out against you and what to do at court.

This video is both for applicants (people needing to take out an AVO for their protection) and for defendants (people who have had an AVO taken out against them).

It is a great resource to watch to get an overall picture of the legal and court processes that happen when an AVO is taken out. However, if you have watched the video and still have specific questions about an AVO, you can get free legal advice from:

Central Coast Community Legal Centre: (02) 4353 4988
Legal Aid NSW (Gosford): (02) 4324 5611

Latest News
March 5, 2018

Appointment Solicitor (Fixed-Term)

Appointment Solicitor (Fixed Term)

Central Coast Community Legal Centre welcomes Lee Warneke to their team. Lee joined the team to provide cover for parental leave (6-months).

Lee has experience in Aboriginal Legal Services and Refugee Advocacy and Casework. Lee has an unfailing energy and commitment to social justice and is a great fit for our team.

Lee has recently moved to the coast to fill our position and is a welcome addition to our team of Solicitors. Lee will be running our AVO Clinic at Wyong Local Court on a Thursday.



Latest News
January 17, 2018

Central Coast CLC is reopen for 2018!

We hope you have had a peaceful start to 2018 and want to let you know that as of 9 January 2018, our office is open and ready to help those that need some free legal advice.

We provide confidential, free information and advice about most common legal problems, either on the phone or in person, at our office or at one of our outreach clinics.

If you have a court date for Wyong Local Court for a traffic or driving offence, our lawyers will be at Wyong Local Court on Mondays from 9am giving free legal advice to people who are in court that day and do not have a lawyer.

If you have a court date for Wyong Local Court for an Apprehended Violence Order (“AVO”), our lawyers will be at Wyong Local Court on Thursdays from 9am giving free legal advice to both applicants/Persons In Need of Protection and defendants who are in court that day and do not have a lawyer. You should also check out our video about AVOs here:

Latest News
June 29, 2017

Help Us to Care for Community and Fight for Justice this EOFY!

Dear Friend

Make a tax deductible donation to us now and help your local community

Right now, hundreds of people in the Central Coast community are missing out on the help they need to solve a legal problem.

People living below the poverty line, people with a disability, people who have been evicted from their homes, or who’ve lost their jobs, been discriminated against or ripped off by an unscrupulous ‘friend’ or business.

Women with children fleeing domestic violence, Aboriginal families under pressure on all fronts, older people and people with poor English who face a bewildering and threatening legal system they can’t understand … and many more.

Unresolved legal problems have devastating consequences, leading to homelessness, unemployment, serious debt, relationship breakdowns and illness.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

At the Central Coast Community Legal Centre we believe everyone deserves equal access to justice. Each year our tiny, determined team of volunteers, interns and solicitors helps almost 6,000 vulnerable and disadvantaged people with free, accessible advice and support at one of the most stressful and difficult times of their lives.

  • 72% of our clients are living below the poverty line
  • 32% are experiencing family violence
  • 8% identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

We do it on a shoestring budget and we do it because we care.

We are doing a fantastic job but we want to do more.

Watch our video – We Matter

Frankly, we are overwhelmed. Last year we had to turn away over 1700 people simply because we don’t have enough solicitors to provide timely assistance. That’s why we’re asking for your help today.

Will you make a tax-deductible donation before 30 June?

Our aim is to raise $5,000 to help an extra 100 people in 2017.

  • Every $50 we raise means that we can help another vulnerable person here on the Central Coast.
  • Just $50 means we can help a woman experiencing domestic violence to protect herself and her children.
  • Just $50 means we can help a homeless person deal with their unpaid fines.
  • Just $50 means that we can help an Aboriginal person experiencing race discrimination fight an unfair dismissal.

The more you can give us, the more people we can help.

All gifts will make a difference.   Click here to Donate with Give Now

The money we raise will go directly to help people in need right here on the Central Coast.

Thank you on behalf of the whole team here at Central Coast Community Legal Centre … and all of the people we help.

Deborah Macmillan

Executive Officer

Latest News
June 1, 2017

Appointment of Senior Solicitor

Ryan Flippence has been appointed to the role of Senior Solicitor. Ryan has been with Central Coast Community Legal Centre since 2015. Ryan has a wealth of experience in our team and has an unfailing commitment to the staff and her work at the Centre.

Ryan will Act in the role Principal Solicitor whilst Olenka Motyka is on parental leave.


Latest News
December 14, 2016

Appointment of Solicitor (Part-Time 28Hours)

Bradley Williams has been appointed to the role of Solicitor. Bradley completed his Practical Legal Training at Central Coast Community Legal Centre and more recently has been running our outreach clinics at Wyong Local Court.

Bradley has a passion for social justice and our work. Bradley is a welcome addition to our team.

Latest News