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Bequests to the ICLC Foundation Trust

If you wish to make a bequest to the ICLC Foundation Trust in your will, a suggested form of wording is provided below for your assistance:

“I LEAVE to the ICLC Foundation Trust the sum of $…………/or percentage/the whole of the residue of my estate (complete as appropriate) to be used to support the work of the Inner City Legal Centre.”(*)

(*) The ICLC Foundation ABN 20 707 523 375 is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient so that testamentary gifts of property to it are exempt from income tax and capital gains tax under section 118-60 of the Income Tax Assessment Act (1997).


About The ICLC Foundation

The ICLC Foundation is a charitable trust established in 2012. The purpose of the Foundation is to support the provision of legal services and access to justice with a particular focus on LGBTIQ communities Australia-wide.


A NSW where socially and economically disadvantaged people, including LGBTI communities, understand the law, have their legal rights protected and have access to a just legal system.


To provide innovative, empowering and high quality legal services through advice, representation, education and advocacy.

Ph: (02) 9332 1966
ABN: 20 707 523 375


Recent projects of The ICLC Foundation

  • Re-design of the Inner City Legal Centre website.
  • Development of the ICLC’s “Talking Turkey” resource – a legal guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer parents and donors in New South Wales; and
  • Creation of a new position –  ICLC’s Fundraising and Communications Coordinator.


Future projects of The ICLC Foundation

  • Develop legal information kits for disadvantaged communities to assist them to do as much as they can in their own legal matter;
  • Community legal education;
  • Outreach to rural and remote LGBTI communities;
  • Assisting LGBTI people to know and exercise their legal rights;
  • Conduct legal research to inform legal information and law reform;
  • Development of specialist services for highly disadvantaged groups e.g. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, sex workers and clients with a mental illness.


The work of the Inner City Legal Centre

The Inner City Legal Centre (ICLC) is a respected community legal centre based in Kings Cross. It was established in 1980.

ICLC provides specialist legal services to anyone who is lesbian, gay, bisexual; transgender; or intersex, throughout NSW. The Centre also provides legal services to disadvantaged people living in the Sydney City area. Free legal advice is provided by appointment on weekday evenings by our volunteer solicitors.

The ICLC also provides legal services on an outreach basis. The Centre has represented clients in Court and Tribunals in a wide range of matters and hopes to expand these services in the future.


The ICLC Foundation: The people

The Honourable Michael Kirby, AC CMG – Patron of the ICLC Foundation

Michael Kirby retired from the High Court of Australia on 2 February 2009. At the time, he was Australia’s longest serving judge. Michael Kirby has served on many national and international human rights bodies.

Vanessa Viaggio – Chair

Vanessa has worked in legal policy and law reform roles since 2003, in various positions across the NSW and Commonwealth public sector. Her roles have primarily focused on the criminal law and practice, violence prevention and LGBTI issues. She has an interest in legal and social justice and is currently working at the Australian Law Reform Commission. Prior to joining the Foundation Board Vanessa joined the ICLC Board in 2007, holding the Co-Chair position until 2017.

Paul Kennedy – Director

Paul is a partnership and events professional based in Sydney Australia. He is passionate about developing mutually beneficial relationships that strengthen communities while achieving organisational brand goals. He has specialised in the diversity and LGBTIQ space and works across film, advertising and premium events and arts/ community initiatives.  Paul has been an active volunteer board member and committee member for charities including Queer Screen/Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney Children’s Hospital’s Camp Goodtime and Tamarama Surf Lifesaving Club.

Kylie Macdonald – Director

Kylie has over 20 years’ experience in the finance sector providing individual and corporate clients with advice in direct equity investment. She has served on various Not-for-Profit boards since 2001 and has a keen interest in promoting the engagement of children and their families in active philanthropy strategies.

Alex Greenwich – Director

Alex Greenwich has been the Independent Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly, in the seat of Sydney, since 2012.

Dr Lorraine Rivlin – Director

Lorraine Rivlin is a Board member of the Inner City Legal Centre and solicitor and academic in the human rights field.

Peter Wilson – Settlor of the Trust

Peter Wilson is a Managing Director at Greenhill, an independent investment bank providing financial advice to major corporations and governments. Peter is also Chairman of PlayWriting Australia, a director of Director of Belvoir Street Theatre Limited and a member of the Financial Council of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Peter is a former Chair and volunteer solicitor at the ICLC.

Vicki Harding – Secretary

Vicki is the Centre Director of ICLC. Vicki has experience managing a range of NGOs and other enterprises and has a passion for LGBTIQ rights and social justice.