Community legal centres that can help you with family violence issues

Community legal centres that can help you with family violence issues

Help is available if you feel unsafe because of a family member’s behaviour:

Victoria Legal Aid can also be contacted via their Legal Help line on 1300 792 387 and have further information available about family violence and COVID-19. Get in touch with us if you have any difficulties.

Community legal centre duty lawyer services, listed by Magistrates’ Court

Metropolitan/Melbourne Magistrates' Courts

Magistrates’ Court

Community legal centre providing duty lawyers

Contact details

Broadmeadows

Northern Community Legal Centre

(03) 9310 4376
admin@northernclc.org.au

Dandenong

Springvale Monash Community Legal Centre

(03) 9545 7400 (Mon/Tues)
(03) 9038 8002 (Weds, Thurs, Fri)
info@smls.org.au

Dandenong Children’s Court

Springvale Monash Community Legal Centre

(03) 9038 8002
info@smls.org.au

Frankston

Peninsula Community Legal Centre

(03) 9783 3600
pclc@pclc.org.au

Heidelberg

Fitzroy Legal Service

0402 472 704
hmcdutylawyer@fls.org.au

Melbourne

Inner Melbourne Community Legal

(03) 9328 1885
0436 108 871
info@imcl.org.au

Women’s Legal Service Victoria

– assist women AFMs and respondents

(03) 8622 0600
1800 133 302
admin@womenslegal.org.au

Melbourne Children’s Court

Youthlaw

(03) 9113 9500  info@youthlaw.asn.au

Moorabbin Justice Centre

St Kilda Legal Service

(03) 8598 6635
info@skls.org.au

Peninsula Community Legal Centre

(03) 9783 3600
pclc@pclc.org.au

Neighbourhood Justice Centre

Fitzroy Legal Service

(03) 9419 3744
enquiries@fls.org.au

Ringwood

Eastern Community Legal Centre

(03) 9285 4822
eclc@eclc.org.au

Sunshine

WEstjustice

(03) 9749 7720
admin@westjustice.org.au

Werribee

WEstjustice

(03) 9749 7720
admin@westjustice.org.au

Regional Magistrates' Courts

Ararat

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service Inc.

(03) 5331 5999
1800 466 488
reception@bgcls.org.au

Bacchus Marsh

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Service

(03) 8592 9077
1800 266 675
info@comm-unityplus.org.au

Bairnsdale

Gippsland Community Legal Service

(03) 5135 9550
1800 004 402
gcls@anglicarevic.org.au 

Ballarat

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service Inc.

(03) 5331 5999
1800 466 488
reception@bgcls.org.au

Benalla

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Service

(03) 5831 0900
1800 310 900
gvclc@lcclc.org.au

Bendigo

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909
1800 450 909
reception@arcjustice.org.au

Castlemaine

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909
1800 450 909
reception@arcjustice.org.au

Cobram

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

(03) 5831 0900
1800 310 900 
gvclc@lcclc.org.au

Colac

Barwon Community Legal Centre

1300 430 599
bcls@barwoncls.org.au

Echuca

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909
1800 450 909 
reception@arcjustice.org.au

Geelong

Barwon Community Legal Centre

1300 430 599
bcls@barwoncls.org.au

Hamilton

Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program

1800 366 238
lawyer@emmahouse.org.au

Horsham

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Centre Inc.

(03) 5331 5999
1800 466 488
reception@bgcls.org.au

Kerang

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

1800 243 002
mmcls@malleefamilycare.com.au

Korumburra

Gippsland Community Legal Centre

(03) 5135 9550
1800 004 402
gcls@anglicarevic.org.au 

Kyneton

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909
1800 450 909 
reception@arcjustice.org.au

Latrobe Valley

Gippsland Community Legal Service

(03) 5135 9550
1800 004 402 gcls@anglicarevic.org.au 

Mansfield

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

(03) 5831 0900
1800 310 900
gvclc@lcclc.org.au

Maryborough

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909
1800 450 909
reception@arcjustice.org.au

Mildura

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

1800 243 002
mmcls@malleefamilycare.com.au

Myrtleford

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

1800 918 377
cls@umfc.com.au

Portland

Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program

1800 366 238
lawyer@emmahouse.org.au

Robinvale

Murray Mallee Community Legal  Service

1800 243 002
mmcls@malleefamilycare.com.au

Sale

Gippsland Community Legal Service

(03) 5135 9550
1800 004 402
gcls@anglicarevic.org.au 

Seymour

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

(03) 5831 0900
1800 310 900
gvclc@lcclc.org.au

Shepparton

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

(03) 5831 0900
1800 310 900
gvclc@lcclc.org.au

St Arnaud

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Centre Inc.

(03) 5331 5999
1800 466 488
reception@bgcls.org.au

Stawell

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Centre Inc.

(03) 5331 5999
1800 466 488
reception@bgcls.org.au

Swan Hill

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

1800 243 002
mmcls@malleefamilycare.com.au

Wangaratta

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

1800 918 377
cls@umfc.com.au

Warrnambool

Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program

1800 366 238
lawyer@emmahouse.org.au

Wodonga

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

1800 918 377
cls@umfc.com.au

Wonthaggi

Gippsland Community Legal Service

(03) 5135 9550
1800 004 402 gcls@anglicarevic.org.au


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Statewide specialist community legal centres

Statewide services

Contact details

Djirra

State-wide Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service

Offices: Melbourne, Ballarat, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Echuca, Bairnsdale, Morwell, and Mildura

Eligibility: Aboriginal victim/survivors of family violence

Areas of law: IVOs, Child Protection, Family Law, VOCAT

1800 105 303
(03) 9244 3333
info.afvls@djirra.org.au

InTouch – Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence

1800 755 988
admin@intouch.asn.au

LGBTIQ Legal Service (St Kilda Legal Service)

0490 086 090
lgbtiqlegalservice@skls.org.au

Refugee Legal

refugeelegal@refugeelegal.org.au
(03) 9413 0101

Seniors Rights Victoria

1300 368 821
info@seniorsrights.org.au

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

Offices: Melbourne, Ballarat, Bairnsdale, Mildura, Shepparton, Morwell, and Swan Hill

(03) 9418 5999
1800 064 865 
vals@vals.org.au

Women’s Legal Service Victoria

(03) 8622 0600
1800 133 302
admin@womenslegal.org.au

Youthlaw

Assists young people under 25 years

(03) 9113 9500 
info@youthlaw.asn.au

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Local community legal centres that can help you with family violence issues

LGA Community legal centre Phone number
Alpine Shire Hume Riverina Community Legal Service 1800 918 377
cls@umfc.com.au
Ararat Rural City Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service (03) 5331 5999 1800 466 488
reception@bgcls.org.au
Ballarat City Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service (03) 5331 5999 1800 466 488
reception@bgcls.org.au
Banyule City Fitzroy Legal Service (03) 9419 3744
enquiries@fls.org.au
West Heidelberg Community Legal Service (03) 9450 2000
whcls@bchs.org.au
Bass Coast Shire Gippsland Community Legal Service (03) 5135 9550 1800 004 402
gcls@anglicarevic.org.au
Baw Baw Shire Gippsland Community Legal Service (03) 5135 9550 1800 004 402
gcls@anglicarevic.org.au
Bayside City Peninsula   (03) 9783 3600
pclc@pclc.org.au
St Kilda Legal Service (03) 8598 6635
info@skls.org.au
Benalla Rural City Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre (03) 5831 0900 1800 310 900
gvclc@lcclc.org.au
Boroondara City Eastern Community Legal Centre (03) 9285 4822 eclc@eclc.org.au
Brimbank City Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre (03) 8592 9077 1800 266 675 info@comm-unityplus.org.au
WEstjustice (03) 9749 7720
admin@westjustice.org.au
Buloke Shire Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service (03) 5331 5999 1800 466 488
reception@bgcls.org.au
Murray Mallee Community Legal Service 1800 243 002
mmcls@malleefamilycare.com.au
Campaspe Shire Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (03) 5445 0909 1800 450 909
reception@arcjustice.org.au
Cardinia Shire Peninsula Community Legal Centre   (03) 9783 3600
pclc@pclc.org.au
Springvale Monash Legal Service (03) 9038 8002
info@smls.org.au
Casey City Peninsula Community Legal Centre   (03) 9783 3600
pclc@pclc.org.au
Springvale Monash Legal Service (03) 9038 8002
info@smls.org.au
Central Goldfields Shire Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (03) 5445 0909
1800 450 909
reception@arcjustice.org.au
Colac Otway Shire Barwon Community Legal Centre 1300 430 599
bcls@barwoncls.org.au
Corangamite Shire Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program 1800 366 238
lawyer@emmahouse.org.au
Darebin City Fitzroy Legal Service   (03) 9419 3744
enquiries@fls.org.au
West Heidelberg Community Legal Service (03) 9450 2000
whcls@bchs.org.au
East Gippsland Shire Gippsland Community Legal Service (03) 5135 9550
1800 004 402
gcls@anglicarevic.org.au
Frankston City Peninsula Community Legal Centre (03) 9783 3600
pclc@pclc.org.au
Gannawarra Shire Murray Mallee Community Legal Service 1800 243 002
mmcls@malleefamilycare.com.au
Glen Eira City Peninsula Community Legal Centre   (03) 9783 3600
pclc@pclc.org.au
St Kilda Legal Service (03) 8598 6635
info@skls.org.au
Glenelg Shire Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program 1800 366 238
lawyer@emmahouse.org.au
Golden Plains Shire Barwon Community Legal Centre 1300 430 599
bcls@barwoncls.org.au
Greater Bendigo City Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (03) 5445 0909
1800 450 909
reception@arcjustice.org.au
Greater Dandenong City Springvale Monash Legal Service (03) 9038 8002
info@smls.org.au
Greater Geelong City Barwon Community Legal Centre 1300 430 599
bcls@barwoncls.org.au
Greater Hume Shire Hume Riverina Community Legal Service 1800 918 377
cls@umfc.com.au
Greater Shepparton Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre (03) 5831 0900
1800 310 900
gvclc@lcclc.org.au
Hepburn Shire Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service (03) 5331 5999
1800 466 488
reception@bgcls.org.au
Hindmarsh Shire Murray Mallee Community Legal Service 1800 243 002
mmcls@malleefamilycare.com.au
Hobsons Bay Shire WEstjustice (03) 9749 7720
admin@westjustice.org.au
Horsham Rural City Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service (03) 5331 5999
1800 466 488
reception@bgcls.org.au
Hume City Northern Community Legal Centre (03) 9310 4376 admin@northernclc.org.au
Indigo Shire Hume Riverina Community Legal Service 1800 918 377 cls@umfc.com.au
Kingston City St Kilda Legal Service (03) 8598 6635 info@skls.org.au
Peninsula Community Legal Centre (03) 9783 3600 pclc@pclc.org.au
Knox City Eastern Community Legal Centre (03) 9285 4822 eclc@eclc.org.au
Latrobe City Gippsland Community Legal Service (03) 5135 9550 1800 004 402 gcls@anglicarevic.org.au
Loddon Shire Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (03) 5445 0909 1800 450 909 reception@arcjustice.org.au
Macedon Ranges Shire Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (03) 5445 0909 1800 450 909 reception@arcjustice.org.au
Manningham City Eastern Community Legal Centre (03) 9285 4822 eclc@eclc.org.au
Mansfield Shire Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre (03) 5831 0900 1800 310 900 gvclc@lcclc.org.au
Maribyrnong City WEstjustice (03) 9749 7720 admin@westjustice.org.au
Maroondah City Eastern Community Legal Centre (03) 9285 4822 eclc@eclc.org.au
Melbourne City Inner Melbourne Community Legal (03) 9328 1885 0436 108 871 info@imcl.org.au
Melton City Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre (03) 8592 9077 1800 266 675 info@comm-unityplus.org.au
WEstjustice (03) 9749 7720 admin@westjustice.org.au
Mildura Rural City Murray Mallee Community Legal Service 1800 243 00 mmcls@malleefamilycare.com.au
Mitchell Shire Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre (03) 5831 0900 1800 310 900 gvclc@lcclc.org.au
Northern Community Legal Centre (03) 9310 4376 admin@northernclc.org.au
Moira Shire Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre (03) 5831 0900 1800 310 900 gvclc@lcclc.org.au
Monash City Eastern Community Legal Centre (03) 9285 4822 eclc@eclc.org.au
Moonee Valley City Moonee Valley Legal Service (03) 9376 7929 admin@mvls.org.au
Moreland City Northern Community Legal Centre (03) 9310 4376 admin@northernclc.org.au
Mornington Peninsula Shire Peninsula Community Legal Centre (03) 9783 3600 pclc@pclc.org.au
Mount Alexander Shire Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (03) 5445 0909 1800 450 909 reception@arcjustice.org.au
Moyne Shire Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program 1800 366 238 lawyer@emmahouse.org.au
Murrundindi Shire Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (03) 5445 0909 1800 450 909 reception@arcjustice.org.au
Nillumbik Shire Fitzroy Legal Service   (03) 9419 3744 enquiries@fls.org.au
West Heidelberg Community Legal Service (03) 9450 2000 whcls@bchs.org.au
Northern Grampians Shire Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service (03) 5331 5999 1800 466 488 reception@bgcls.org.au
Port Phillip City St Kilda Legal Service (03) 8598 6635 info@skls.org.au
Pyrenees Shire Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service (03) 5331 5999 1800 466 488 reception@bgcls.org.au
Queenscliffe Borough Barwon Community Legal Centre 1300 430 599 bcls@barwoncls.org.au
Southern Grampians Shire Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program 1800 366 238 lawyer@emmahouse.org.au
Stonnington City St Kilda Legal Service (03) 8598 6635 info@skls.org.au
Strathbogie Shire Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre (03) 5831 0900 1800 310 900 gvclc@lcclc.org.au
Surf Coast Shire Barwon Community Legal Centre 1300 430 599 bcls@barwoncls.org.au
Swan Hill Rural City Murray Mallee Community Legal Service 1800 243 002 mmcls@malleefamilycare.com.au
Towong Shire Hume Riverina Community Legal Service 1800 918 377 cls@umfc.com.au
Wangaratta Rural City Hume Riverina Community Legal Service 1800 918 377 cls@umfc.com.au
Warrnambool City Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program 1800 366 238 lawyer@emmahouse.org.au
Wellington Shire Gippsland Community Legal Service (03) 5135 9550 1800 004 402 gcls@anglicarevic.org.au
West Wimmera Shire Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service (03) 5331 5999 1800 466 488 reception@bgcls.org.au
Whitehorse City Eastern Community Legal Centre (03) 9285 4822 eclc@eclc.org.au
Whittlesea City Whittlesea Community Legal Service (03) 9401 6655 admin@whittleseacc.org.au
Wodonga Hume Riverina Community Legal Service 1800 918 377 cls@umfc.com.au
Wyndham City WEstjustice (03) 9749 7720 admin@westjustice.org.au
Yarra City Fitzroy Legal Service (03) 9419 3744 enquiries@fls.org.au
Yarra Ranges Shire Eastern Community Legal Centre (03) 9285 4822 eclc@eclc.org.au
Yarrambiack Shire Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service (03) 5331 5999 1800 466 488 reception@bgcls.org.au
Murray Mallee Community Legal Service 1800 243 002 mmcls@malleefamilycare.com.au

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