Victoria

Victoria

The legal services listed in this section are a sample of collaborations between legal and non-legal services, where community lawyers meet vulnerable clients in a community organisation or space to provide advice and assistance. Contact your local community legal centre or Legal Aid Commission for more information about current services.


Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
www.asrc.org.au

Offices: Footscray and Dandenong

Immigration legal services co-located with other aid and services for asylum seekers, outreach to various culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities


Barwon Community Legal Service Inc
www.barwoncls.org.au

Phone: 1300 430 599
Email: bcls@barwoncls.org.au

Outreach services by appointment at certain community health centres/ community agencies, some outreach services limited to tenancy advice


Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre
www.communitywest.org.au

Offices: St Albans and Melton

Drop-in legal services, in collaboration with community organisations, for people living, working or studying in the Brimbank, Melton and Bacchus Marsh communities


Fitzroy Legal Service
www.fitzroy-legal.org.au

Phone: 03 9419 3744
Fax: 03 9416 1124
Email: enquiries@fitzroy-legal.org.au

Weekly outreach services at Richmond Community Health on Tuesday evening by appointment. Drug outreach lawyer also attends a number of health clinics on a regular basis.


Footscray Community Legal Centre
www.footscrayclc.org.au

Phone: 03 9689 8444
Fax: : 03 9689 8155
Email: admin@footscrayclc.org.au

Legal services co-located with Nundah Neighbourhood Centre

Refugee tenancy service at Sunshine Youth Legal Centre and Wyndham Community and Education Centre by appointment.


Gippsland Community Legal Service
www.gcls.org.au

Freecall: 1800 004 402
Fax: 03 5133 0577
Email: gippsland_vic@clc.net.au

Outreach service by appointment at Wonthaggi and District Hospital (see website for times/dates)


Hume Riverina Community Legal Service
www.hrcls.org.au

Freecall: 1800 918 377
Phone: 02 6057 5000

Outreach services at various locations in North East Victoria and the Southern Riverina of NSW, including the Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service


Murray Mallee Community Legal Service
www.communitylaw.org.au/murraymallee

Toll free: 1800 243 002
Phone: 03 5023 5966
Fax: 03 5021 7357
Email: mmcls@malleefamilycare.com.au

Outreach services by appointment at Mallee Family Care in Swan Hill, Robinvale, and Dareton (NSW) and in Wentworth (NSW).


Peninsula Community Legal Service
www.pclc.org.au

Phone: 03 9783 3600
Toll free: 1800 064 784
Fax: 03 9770 5200
Email: pclc@pclc.org.au

Visiting services by appointment in Chelsea and Hastings


SouthPort Community Legal Service
www.communitylaw.org.au/clc_southport

Offices: South Melbourne and Port Melbourne

The South Melbourne office is co-located with the SouthPort Community Health Centre. The Port Melbourne office is located at the Liardet Community Centre. Home visits for seniors may be available


West Heidelberg Community Legal Service
www.whcls.org.au

Phone: 03 9450 2002
Fax: 03 9458 1067

Services by appointment for residents who are current holders of a Health Care Card or Pension Card, co-located with the Banyule Community Health Service


Whittlesea Community Legal Service
www.whittleseacommunityconnections.org.au

Phone: 03 9401 6655
Fax: 03 9401 6677

Outreach services by appointment at:

  • Mill Park Community House (Mill Park)
  • Anglicare (Lalor)┬á(women only)
  • Kildonan Uniting Care (Epping)
  • Laurimar Community Activity Centre (Doreen)
  • Plenty Valley Community Health (Whittlesea)

Central Highlands Community Legal Centre
www.chclc.org.au

Frecall: 1800 446 488
Phone: 03 5331 5999
Fax: 03 5331 8239

Outreach services by appointment at health centres in Ararat and Stawell


Darebin Community Legal Centre
www.communitylaw.org.au/darebin

Phone: 03 9484 7753
Fax: 03 9484 9442
Email: Darebin_VIC@clc.net.au

Outreach services in Reservoir (drop-in and by appointment) and at the Northland Youth Centre (by appointment)


Eastern Community Legal Service
www.eclc.org.au

Offices: Box Hill, Boronia and Healesville

Various outreach services by appointment at community organisations in the Box Hill, Boronia and Healesville offices


First Step Legal
www.firststepprogram.org

Phone: 03 9537 3177
Fax: : 03 9537 0133
Email: info@firststep.org.au

Criminal law assistance for people overcoming drug and alcohol addiction and associated mental health and social issues, provided in conjunction with specialist medical and social support


Inner Melbourne Community Legal Inc
www.imcl.org.au

Phone: 03 9328 1885
Fax: 03 9326 5912
Email: info@imcl.org.au

Outreach services by appointment at

  • Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Ozanam Community Centre
  • CASA House
  • Central City Community Health Service

Homeless Law-Justice Connect
www.justiceconnect.org.au

Phone: 1800 660 313
Email: admin@justiceconnect.org.au

Outreach services by appointment in Melbourne, Footscray and Geelong for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness


Seniors Law – Justice Connect
www.justiceconnect.org.au

Freecall: 1800 606 313
Email: admin@justiceconnect.org.au

Outreach services for older Victorians, who cannot afford to pay a lawyer, in relation to elder abuse and other legal issues associated with ageing


Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre
www.lcclc.org.au

Freecall: 1800 639 121
Phone: 03 5444 4364

Various outreach services and partnerships with health providers.


Springvale Monash Legal Service Inc
www.smls.org.au

Phone: 03 9545 7400
Email: info@smls.org.au

Operates specialist legal clinic in partnership with South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault for victims/survivors of sexual assault, non-offending family members and persons affected by the assault other than the offender. Specialises in Victims of Crime applications and Sentencing Act applications


Community Drug Outreach – St Kilda Legal Service
www.communitylaw.org.au

Phone: 03 9534 0777
Fax: 03 9525 5704
Email: st_kilda_vic@clc.net.au

Outreach services at:

  • RHED
  • The Bridge
  • Windana
  • Hanover Southbank
  • Sacred Heart Central
  • Sacred Heart Womens

Contact office for times and locations


Victorian Legal Aid
www.legalaid.vic.gov.au

Phone: 03 9269 0120
Toll free: 1800 677 402

Visiting services at all major psychiatric hospitals provide advice and representation to people undergoing involuntary treatment


Wyndham Legal Service
www.wyndhamls.org.au

Phone: 03 9741 0198
Fax: 03 9741 5739
Email: admin@wyndhamls.org.au

Outreach services for young people aged 25 and under on a low income at:

  • Wyndham Youth Resource Centre (Hoppers Crossing)
  • The Garage (Anglicare) (Werribee)

Youthlaw
www.youthlaw.asn.au

Phone: 03 9611 2412
Fax: 03 9620 3622
Email: info@youthlaw.asn.au

Co-located with Frontyard Youth Services in Melbourne, drop-in services available. Free legal advice available for RMIT students. Provide advice by Skype and email to all Victorian young people under 25

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Cooperative Ltd (VALS)
www.vals.org.au

Offices: Preston, Bairnsdale, Shepparton, Heywood, Mildura, Morwell, Swan Hill and Ballarat


For more information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, consider the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services website at: www.natsils.org.au.

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service Victoria (FVPLS Victoria)
www.fvpls.org

Offices: Collingwood, Bairnsdale, Warrnambool and Mildura


For more information about Family Violence Prevention Legal Services, consider the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services website at: www.nationalfvpls.org

Get in touch with Victoria Legal Aid

For more information about Legal Aid Commissions, see National Legal Aid’s website at: www.nationallegalaid.org