Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Central Tablelands and Blue Mountains Community Legal Centre Inc

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Law and legal services
Main activities
Advocacy and civic activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre Inc (EECLC) provides free legal information, advice and representation services to the communities of the Blue Mountains and Central Tablelands regions. In 2016 - 2017 EECLC provided 1,961 instances of information and referrals, 1,035 advices and 182 legal tasks and representation services across a broad range of legal issues. These figures represent a large increase over previous years. EECLC also established a branch office at Bathurst this year, and purchased a car to assist with our expansion of outreach activities across our catchment.EECLC provided community legal education sessions on a variety of topics, including family violence and care and protection to local medical practitioners; sexting, bullying and cybersafety to community workers; and victims support. EECLC also continues to coordinate the Central Tablelands Cooperative Legal Services Delivery program. A free Wills Day project for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Bathurst was a key highlight this year. The Blue Mountains Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service provided tenancy information, advice and representation services to 207 residential tenants living in the Blue Mountains through the Blue Mountains Tenants.EECLC demographic client data indicates that we are continuing our important work of supporting the more socio-economically disadvantaged and marginalised people in our local communities to access the justice system. For more details of our activities this year, please see our annual report.
Main beneficiary
Financially disadvantaged people
Other beneficiaries
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness
  • People with disabilities
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)
Did the charity provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the 2017 reporting period?
Does the charity intend to provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the next reporting period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
New South Wales
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 3
  • Part time employees: 6
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 7
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 23

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
Special purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
New South Wales

Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
Select the state/territory and enter the incorporated association number
NSW incorporated association number: Y0079825
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Select the state/territory where the charity intends to fundraise in the 2018 reporting period
NSW fundraising number: 24400