Welcome to KLC

Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC) is a community legal centre providing free legal advice, casework and community legal education to people who live, work or study in the Randwick and Botany Bay local government areas of New South Wales.

We specialise in discrimination law and provide advice New South Wales wide on discrimination problems.

We are part of the Law Faculty of UNSW Australia and run innovative clinical legal education courses where law students analyse the operation of the legal system by working with disadvantaged clients of the Centre. Students at KLC are encouraged to think critically about the law and the legal system while assisting real clients and working on projects.

Kingsford Legal Centre acknowledges the Gadigal and Bidjigal Clans, who traditionally occupied the Sydney Coast. We respect those Elders, past and present, and thank them for allowing us to work and study on their lands

Latest News

Kingsford Legal Centre is committed to supporting the next generation of public interest lawyers get their foot in the door. To that end, we're proud to launch a new Public Interest Fellowship which will sponsor the employment of a UNSW graduate for 12 months. We'd love your support by way of a generous donation to the fund.

Kingsford Legal Centre has appointed Keith Ball as its Aboriginal Access Worker to continue on with our Aboriginal Access Program

2016 Annual Report Cover

Kingsford Legal Centre's 2016 Annual Report is available for download now

UNSW Kensington Campus is experiencing changed transport routes as a result of the light rail construction, which may effect how you get to us. Below are updated instructions.

Graphic- 71% of our clients have low or no income Graphic- 1540 advices delivered in 2016 Graphic- 42% of cases were for clients with a disability

Larissa's Story

Debate around the issue of freedom of speech and racial vilification is only set to intensify following the Prime Minister's announcement last week of a Parliamentary Inquiry. Our Director Anna and Solicitor Maria offer a perspective based on frontline experience in the latest post on the Gilbert and Tobin Centre for Public Law blog.

You can read their account here.

anti poverty week bake sale banner

KLC ran its annual bake sale to raise awareness of the work of grassroots community organisations in alleviating poverty. Due to stellar work from Roselle Nunes and students Michael Plibersek, Patrick Tighe and Jordano Rodriquez the stall raised $1000 for the Kooloora Community Centre. Thanks to all that baked and bought on the day!

Just Reinvest NSW Youth Forum

We cannot afford to lose another generation of Aboriginal children to the criminal justice system.

Right now, over half the children in NSW jails are Aboriginal. In 2014 it cost us $293,200 to lock up one child for one year. Imagine what that money could be spent on in communities.

This year marks thirty five years since KLC first opened its doors. In the years since, the Centre has been instrumental in empowering the local community through the provision of free legal advice and education, and in equipping successive generations of UNSW law students with the skills, knowledge and analysis necessary to become socially conscious lawyers.