Work with us

The NSW Council for Civil Liberties (NSWCCL) was established in 1963 as an independent not-for-profit member organisation committed to protecting civil liberties and human rights in Australia. We are secular and politically non-partisan.

We engage with a wide range of civil liberties and human rights issues within NSW and at a national level.

Our main work is done through policy advocacy and campaigns to influence community views and government policies and laws. NSWCCL also responds to complaints from the public on civil liberties related issues. As a member organisation, our work is largely done by volunteers, led by an elected Committee (equivalent to a board of directors).


Volunteer roles with NSWCCL Action Groups. Please email [email protected] with an expression of interest, indicating which Action Group/s you would like to contribute to.

Virtual internships

Are you a student with a keen interest in human rights, studying a related subject (eg law or politics)?
NSWCCL is recruiting virtual interns to support its Action Groups. This is an exciting opportunity for students to get involved with one of our Action Groups and contribute to its work.

The Action Group Intern role involves:

  • Attending monthly group meetings (currently via Zoom)
  • Providing research support to the group as required
  • Assisting with drafting letters, submissions and other materials as required

For more information, see our internships page.