The Immigration Advice and Rights Centre (IARC) is a specialist, not-for-profit community legal centre (CLC) with over 35 years’ experience in migration law and policy.
IARC’s vision is for a fair and just immigration system for everyone, regardless of means. IARC assists migrants experiencing vulnerability in NSW by providing free legal information, advice, and casework services.
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 or trauma. Almost half of our clients have experienced, or are at risk of, family violence.
IARC also provides community legal education (CLE) services, undertakes law reform and policy activities, and collaborates with other organisations in the legal and social justice/human rights sector on individual matters and systemic issues.
IARC has three core projects:
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.