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The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions, pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.
Information on Caretaker Conventions can be found on the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

Community Legal Services Program

Funding for Community Legal Centres is administered via the National Legal Assistance Partnership 2020‑25 (NLAP). Under the NLAP, state and territory governments administer Commonwealth funding to community legal centres.

In addition to funding under the NLAP, the Community Legal Services Program (CLSP) provides grant funding for community legal centre national service delivery and program support activities that complement the delivery of community legal services by the states and territories.

The program aims to achieve a national legal assistance sector that is integrated, efficient, effective, and appropriate legal assistance services that are focused on improving outcomes and keeping the justice system within reach for vulnerable people facing disadvantage, within available resources.

Funding rounds are announced on the Community Grants Hub website .

Get more information on the services provided by community legal centres on the Legal assistance services page.