Support our Work


With your help, we will continue to spearhead landmark cases, develop new approaches and drive the political, cultural and systemic change required for true police accountability.

We want you on board.

We provide full tax-deductibility for all donations over $2.00.

If you’d like to develop a more ongoing supporting relationship with the Police Accountability Project, please contact

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“Time and again I have witnessed firsthand the selfless work of the Police Accountability Project (PAP) and its lawyers and staff in support of disempowered people who have had their legal rights ignored and abused by various policing authorities. In holding the police
accountable for their actions, PAP always does so in an objective, respectful and just way, upholding the finest traditions of the legal profession.”

Peter Seidel, Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler, Public Interest Law
Adjunct Professor of Law, School of Law, La Trobe University

Volunteer with us

We have a volunteer and internship program for solicitors, law-students, researchers and campaigners.  We also seek volunteers in vital communications,  fundraising, & community engagement roles.
Volunteer with us

IMARA Advocacy at the Race Discrim case 18 Feb 2013

Awards and recognition

In 2006 we received the Tim McCoy Award for our work on behalf of the victims of human rights abuses by police.

In 2009, the Police Accountability Project was awarded an AMES certificate of excellence for its work with refugee youth.

In 2013 we were awarded Best Service Provider by the Victorian African Community Awards.

In 2014 Australian Lawyers Alliance’s highly regarded Victorian Civil Justice Award was awarded to the Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre (now IMCL), in recognition of our work representing Corinna Horvath all the way to the United Nations.

In November 2014 we again received the Tim McCoy Award for our work representing Corinna Horvath and our race discrimination work.

Daniel Haile-Michael and Maki Issa, lead applicants in the race discrimination case received the Ben Bodna Award in September 2014 and were jointly awarded  the prestigious Youth Human Rights Medal 2014 by the Australian Human Rights Commission.


Yes, I would like to leave a bequest

Making a will is an important thing to do – it gives you the opportunity to safeguard what is important to you and how you want your assets to be managed.

Including a gift to the Police Accountability Project of the Inner Melbourne Community Legal is one way to continue your support. You may find the following words helpful for inclusion in your will. However, it is important to see your legal advisor before you do so.

For your gift to Inner Melbourne Community Legal Inc we recommend the following wording for your legal adviser’s consideration:


the whole of my estate, or

______% of my estate, or

the residue of my estate (or ___% of the residue of my estate), or

the sum of $ _______, or

my units/shares in ___________________ Trust/Ltd, or

my real property situated at [insert street address] having the title

reference _________________,

to Inner Melbourne Community Legal Inc, ABN 23 513 362 759

2/508 Queensberry Street


The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being

of is an absolute discharge to my executor.”