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).

We have dedicated, experienced and passionate people serving in voluntary management and policy roles on action groups.


Policy Action Group

  • Carriage of submission writing/review
  • Development of CCL policy positions
  • Assistance to the executive in responding to developments in current affairs
  • Advocacy
  • Representation on external committees/meetings where appropriate
  • Create and deliver on discrete projects and campaigns.

Membership Action Group

  • This committee focuses on outreach to potential members and supporting new members.
  • Attendance at career events and fairs to talk about NSWCCL membership and volunteering opportunities.

Events and fundraising Action Group

  • This is the primary group which will assist the Executive Officer with the Annual Dinner and all other events and fundraising efforts.

We welcome all members and supporters to join our committee's. Please send an email to express your interest here.