Who we are
Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) is a community legal centre dedicated to increasing access to justice and advancing human rights.
Founded in 1977, RLC was the first community legal centre established in NSW.
For over 45 years, we have maintained our reputation as an independent legal centre of excellence that champions access to justice for people experiencing vulnerability in Redfern and its surrounding suburbs, and across NSW.
RLC has a particular focus on human rights and social justice, with specialised practices in financial abuse, tenancy, credit and debt, employment, discrimination, international students, complaints about police and other governmental agencies and a Health Justice Partnership with Sydney Local Health District.
As the oldest community legal centre in New South Wales, and the second Australia-wide, we hold a unique place of trust in the community.
We increase access to justice by providing free legal advice and education to people in crisis, working to change unjust laws, and identifying and addressing areas of unmet legal need.