About IARC

Everyone in Australia deserves to feel safe regardless of their visa status.


IARC is a not-for-profit, specialist community legal centre providing free legal advice and assistance to people throughout New South Wales.

As a community legal centre, our mission is to help those with the greatest need. Our clients are financially disadvantaged, come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and often speak little or no English. Many experience multiple layers of disadvantage including homelessness, low education levels and disability. They have often experienced torture and trauma. Nearly half our clients have experienced or are at risk of family violence.

We provide advice in relation to:

  • Immigration and domestic violence
  • Family visas
  • Refugee and Humanitarian visas
  • Citizenship
  • Visa cancellations

IARC also provides free community legal education to workers and the general public.

With over 30 years’ experience in migration law and policy, we believe everyone should have a right to the information they need to make informed decisions.

To get legal advice please complete our online enquiry form

If you are a caseworker or professional looking to refer a client to IARC for advice please visit our referrals page for more information.

IARC receives funding from the NSW Government through the Community Legal Centres Program administered by Legal Aid NSW.