|The Consumer Action Law Centre is a campaign-focused consumer advocacy organisation. Based in Melbourne, Australia, it was formed in 2006 by the merger of the Consumer Law Centre Victoria and the Consumer Credit Legal Service. Consumer Action is primarily funded by the Victorian Government, through Victoria Legal Aid and Consumer Affairs Victoria, and the Commonwealth of Australia, through the Department of Social Services and the Attorney-General’s Department.
We help people with their legal problems. We focus on protecting the rights of Victorians and representing those who need it the most.
P: 1300 792 387
|Women’s Legal Service Victoria is a not for profit organisation which has been providing free legal services to women since 1982. We work with and for women experiencing particular disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown or violence. We are funded by the Indigenous Justice and Legal Assistance Division, Attorney General’s Department, Canberra and Victoria Legal Aid.
|We are an independent Community Legal Service that is funded by the State and Federal Governments to provide free legal information, advice, and casework to members of our local community. A key part of our work is community education and awareness and contributing to law reform, as well as providing direct legal assistance.
|Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre (BMCLC) provides free legal services for people who live, work or study in the Brimbank, Melton and Bacchus Marsh communities. BMCLC is funded by the State and Commonwealth governments and is supported through philanthropic project funding.
|Darebin Community Legal Centre
Darebin Community Legal Centre is an independent community organisation that provides free legal services to the public.
Address: 279 Spring Street, Reservoir
ECLC is a multidisciplinary legal service that works to prevent problems, progress fair outcomes and support the wellbeing and resilience of communities and community members in Melbourne’s East.
Suite 3, Town Hall Hub
Suite B, 6 Floriston Road
Healesville Community Link
|Flemington Kensington Community Legal Service works for inclusive and safe communities and the full realisation of human rights. We believe in equality before the law and aim to ensure that all people have access to justice and protection of the law regardless of their income or power.
|Gippsland Community Legal Service (‘GCLS’) is a free and confidential legal service. We are a service of Anglicare Victoria. We provide free community legal services to people who live, work or study in the Gippsland community (including Baw Baw, Latrobe Valley, Wellington, East Gippsland, South Gippsland and Bass Coast).
|Hume Riverina Community Legal Service provides free legal assistance to people living in North East Victoria and the Southern Riverina of NSW across 17 local government areas. Our service helps people who are disadvantaged or vulnerable, and would not otherwise be able to get legal assistance, particularly those living in regional and remote areas.
Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre stands up for the rights of rural and regional Victorians who are experiencing social and economic disadvantage. Our team is based in Bendigo, with a second office in Maryborough. We provide free legal information, advice and representation services to people across Central Victoria in a range of legal areas.
|Moonee Valley Legal Service is an independent, community managed, non-profit organisation run by a Committee of Management. We are a Community Legal Centre that provides free legal advice, information, education, referrals and ongoing casework assistance to anyone who lives, works or studies within the City of Moonee Valley. MVLS provides generalist legal services, with a focus on infringements, criminal law, family law and family violence. The service benefits and empowers the community, and assists disadvantaged or disenfranchised people to be more knowledgeable about the law. This approach gives clients confidence to be proactive in their dealings with the legal system.
|Northern Community Legal Centre (NCLC) operates in one of the fastest growing and disadvantaged areas of Melbourne, and has a significant catchment including the Hume City Council, Moreland City Council and Mitchell Shire Council. NCLC operates from a central office located in Broadmeadows with outreach services to areas such as Wallan, Sunbury, Coburg and Craigieburn. Our purpose is to ensure equal access to justice for all in Melbourne’s North West and we do this by the provision of legal services, community legal education and law reform to meet the needs of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Melbourne’s North West.
Peninsula Community Legal Centre is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that has been providing free legal services to Melbourne’s south-eastern communities since 1977. The Centre helps people use the law to protect and advance their rights, offering free advice on most legal issues, including family law, family violence, fines, tenancy and rooming house advocacy.
WEstjustice is a community organisation that provides free legal help to people in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. We can help with a broad range of everyday legal problems including consumer disputes, credit and debt, family law and family violence, fines, motor vehicle accidents, tenancy, youth criminal law and more. We have offices in Footscray, Werribee and Sunshine, as well as a number of outreach services.
|Southside Justice (formerly known as St Kilda Legal Service) is a community based organisation which commenced in 1973. We assist and empower individuals and groups who are disadvantaged in their access to justice, and contribute to the reform of laws and structural inequities to achieve fair and just outcomes.
|Established in 1975, we are part of one of Australia’s longest running health justice partnerships. For our first 40 years we were co-located with Banyule Community Health. In 2014, we formally merged with and became a program of Banyule Community Health. Our dedicated team provides free legal services to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised residents of Banyule.
|Environmental Justice Australia is a leading public interest legal organisation. Our lawyers act on behalf of people and community organisations to safeguard health; to protect magnificent forests, rivers and wildlife; and to tackle climate change. We partner with communities and other social justice organisations because we are stronger together.
|Law Institute of Victoria’s purpose is to foster the rule of law and to promote improvements and developments in the law as it affects the public of Victoria. The LIV has a long history of promoting justice, contributing to, shaping and developing effective state and federal legislation, and undertaking extensive advocacy for education of the community and of lawyers. It also assures the standards and professionalism of lawyers, including accreditation and specialisation in contemporary legal disciplines.
|The Victoria Law Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit organization supported by the Legal Services Board + Commissioner, publishes Everyday-Law. Everyday-Law provides Victorians with trustworthy, simple-to-understand legal information to assist them in resolving their legal issues.
|Initially located in the basement of the Fitzroy Town Hall, in what was then one of the poorest suburbs of Melbourne, this new legal service set out to do the unthinkable: provide free legal advice to all comers. In the beginning it was run entirely by volunteers, only later acquiring paid staff. To this day, we rely on an extensive body of volunteers to run our free legal advice service and assist in the running of many of our other programs.
|Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre stands up for the rights of rural and regional Victorians who are experiencing social and economic disadvantage. Our team is based in Shepparton. We provide free legal information, advice and representation services to people across Northern and North East Victoria in a range of legal areas.
|Formerly the North Melbourne Legal Service, we have been providing free legal advice and assistance to our community since 1978. We changed our name to Inner Melbourne Community Legal in 2013 to better reflect the community we serve.
|Monash Law Clinics are community legal centres which provide free advice and assistance to members of the community in relation to a range of legal matters. It is also a teaching clinic. The Law Clinic aims to help people who are unable to afford private legal assistance and representation or are unable to obtain access to the legal system because of language barriers or other disadvantages.
|We are a free and confidential community legal service offering legal advice, information, referral and case work. We also provide legal education and engage in law reform activities. We are auspiced by Mallee Family Care and have been providing legal services to our community since 1996.
|Southport Community Legal Service is staffed by part time solicitors and volunteer solicitors, law graduates and law students Free legal advice is provided in a friendly and informal atmosphere about legal issues.
|Whittlesea Community Legal Service can provide legal help in relation to a range of legal issues, and if we cannot assist, we can provide legal information or a referral to the appropriate service to assist you.
|Springvale Monash Legal Service helps people with their legal problems and we witness the obstacles many people face in our justice system. We work to try and change unjust laws and systems and amplify the voice of our community.
|The Victorian Bar Pro Bono Committee oversees the pro bono assistance provided to both individuals and community groups. This work includes advocating for human rights, environmental or social justice causes, and helping people from marginalised and disadvantaged backgrounds.
|We design and deliver high impact interventions that increase access to legal support and progress social justice.
|Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service
42 Claredale Street
P: (03) 9793 1993
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