Annual Information Statement 2016

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 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Law and legal services
Main activities
Law and legal services
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre Inc (EECLC) provides free legal information, advice and casework to the communities of the Bathurst, Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region and surrounding areas. In 2015 - 2016 EECLC assisted over 650 callers with legal information and referrals, provided 753 advices, and opened 87 cases to advocate on behalf of clients across a broad range of areas in family and civil law. EECLC also continued to provide tenancy advice and advocacy to residential tenants living in the Blue Mountains, with over 260 clients assisted this year.EECLC provided legal education sessions on a variety of topics including care and protection issues, LGBTIQ rights and the law, and elder abuse in 2015-2016. A highlight of this year was our Bushfires and Insurance project, funded by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. The project provided community legal education sessions to residents and business owners around insurance and bushfire, and involved the development of written resources and a video clip to share residents experiences of the October 2013 bushfires.EECLC continued to coordinate the Cooperative Legal Services Delivery program in the Central Tablelands region this period, developing a new legal clinic with Headspace in Bathurst this period. Other outreaches expanded or initiated this year include weekly attendance at Bathurst and Lithgow Courts, and the establishment of a new clinic at Lithgow Community Projects. 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 specific activities this year, please read our 2016 annual report available at
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
New South Wales
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 2
  • Part time employees: 6
  • Casual employees: 1
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 10

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
Special purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

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