The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) is the peak national body for CLCs in Australia; NACLC's members are the state and territory peak bodies of CLCs.
Together, these organisations represent around 200 CLCs in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote locations across Australia. Some Family Violence Prevention Legal Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Legal Services choose to join state and territory CLC associations and also come under the NACLC umbrella.
NACLC is established for the public charitable purposes of assisting disadvantaged and marginalised people in the Australian community obtain access to legal services by, including but not limited to:
- supporting and assisting CLCs to provide these services
- providing a national forum for CLCs
- developing and coordinating national CLCs policy, and
- advancing the interests of CLCs within Australia.