The Australian Pro Bono Centre is Australia’s centre of leadership for pro bono legal services. It was established in 2002 as an independent, not-for-profit organisation located at the University of New South Wales. The Centre aims to grow participation and excellence in pro bono, its unique contribution to closing the justice gap and creating a more equitable and sustainable society.
The Centre works to achieve this in three ways:
- Activating new and existing pro bono legal professionals by promoting awareness of pro bono legal services, providing incentives to participate, and advocating for policy reform.
- Equipping pro bono legal professionals by providing practical tools and resources and reducing barriers and constraints to pro bono participation.
- Connecting members of the pro bono ecosystem through collaboration and best practice sharing.
More information on the strategies that the Centre uses to achieve this can be found in its Strategic Plan.
The Australian Pro Bono Centre acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which it works, the Bedegal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders – past, present and emerging – and the youth who are working towards a brighter tomorrow.
The Centre is grateful for the funding support it receives from the governments of the Commonwealth and Australian States and Territories. It is also grateful for the in-kind support it receives from the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, Australian Government Solicitor, private firms, volunteers and the Faculty of Law & Justice at UNSW Sydney, (which includes the use of the Faculty’s premises and facilities, and support from student interns), Australian Government Solicitor, HWL Ebsworth, and volunteers.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia Licence.1
For more information, please contact the Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.