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.

Information for Family Violence Specialist Services 

The Federation and Victoria Legal Aid have prepared up-to-date advice for Family Violence Specialist Services for legal referrals during COVID-19.

You can find the latest practitioner sheets for respondents here and for clients experiencing family violence here. This information has been developed in line with the latest practice direction (21 and 22) from the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

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
[email protected]

Dandenong

Springvale Monash Community Legal Centre

(03) 9545 7400 (Mon/Tues)
(03) 9038 8002 (Weds, Thurs, Fri)
[email protected]

Dandenong Children’s Court

Springvale Monash Community Legal Centre

(03) 9038 8002
[email protected]

Frankston

Peninsula Community Legal Centre

(03) 9783 3600
[email protected]

Heidelberg

Fitzroy Legal Service

(03) 9419 3744
[email protected]

Melbourne

Inner Melbourne Community Legal

(03) 9328 1885
0436 108 871
[email protected]

Women’s Legal Service Victoria

– assist women AFMs and respondents

(03) 8622 0600
1800 133 302
[email protected]

Melbourne Children’s Court

Youthlaw

(03) 9113 9500 [email protected]

Moorabbin Justice Centre

St Kilda Legal Service

(03) 7037 3200
[email protected]

Peninsula Community Legal Centre

(03) 9783 3600
[email protected]

Neighbourhood Justice Centre

Fitzroy Legal Service

(03) 9419 3744
[email protected]

Ringwood

Eastern Community Legal Centre

1300 325 200
[email protected]

Sunshine

WEstjustice

(03) 9749 7720
[email protected]

Werribee

WEstjustice

(03) 9749 7720
[email protected]

Regional Magistrates' Courts

Ararat

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service Inc.

(03) 5331 5999
1800 466 488
[email protected]

Bacchus Marsh

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Service

(03) 8592 9077
1800 266 675
[email protected]

Bairnsdale

Gippsland Community Legal Service

(03) 5135 9550
1800 004 402
[email protected] 

Ballarat

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service Inc.

(03) 5331 5999
1800 466 488
[email protected]

Benalla

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Service

(03) 5831 0900
1800 310 900
[email protected]

Bendigo

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909
1800 450 909
[email protected]

Castlemaine

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909
1800 450 909
[email protected]

Cobram

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

(03) 5831 0900
1800 310 900 
[email protected]

Colac

Barwon Community Legal Centre

1300 430 599
[email protected]

Echuca

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909
1800 450 909 
[email protected]

Geelong

Barwon Community Legal Centre

1300 430 599
[email protected]

Hamilton

Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program

1800 366 238
[email protected]

Horsham

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Centre Inc.

(03) 5331 5999
1800 466 488
[email protected]

Kerang

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

1800 243 002
[email protected]

Korumburra

Gippsland Community Legal Centre

(03) 5135 9550
1800 004 402
[email protected] 

Kyneton

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909
1800 450 909 
[email protected]

Latrobe Valley

Gippsland Community Legal Service

(03) 5135 9550
1800 004 402 [email protected] 

Mansfield

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

(03) 5831 0900
1800 310 900
[email protected]

Maryborough

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909
1800 450 909
[email protected]

Mildura

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

1800 243 002
[email protected]

Myrtleford

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

1800 918 377
[email protected]

Portland

Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program

1800 366 238
[email protected]

Robinvale

Murray Mallee Community Legal  Service

1800 243 002
[email protected]

Sale

Gippsland Community Legal Service

(03) 5135 9550
1800 004 402
[email protected]vic.org.au 

Seymour

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

(03) 5831 0900
1800 310 900
[email protected]

Shepparton

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

(03) 5831 0900
1800 310 900
[email protected]

St Arnaud

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Centre Inc.

(03) 5331 5999
1800 466 488
[email protected]

Stawell

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Centre Inc.

(03) 5331 5999
1800 466 488
[email protected]

Swan Hill

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

1800 243 002
[email protected]

Wangaratta

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

1800 918 377
[email protected]

Warrnambool

Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program

1800 366 238
[email protected]

Wodonga

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

1800 918 377
[email protected]

Wonthaggi

Gippsland Community Legal Service

(03) 5135 9550
1800 004 402 [email protected]


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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
[email protected]

InTouch – Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence

1800 755 988
[email protected]

LGBTIQ Legal Service (St Kilda Legal Service)

0490 086 090
[email protected]

Refugee Legal

[email protected]
(03) 9413 0101

Seniors Rights Victoria

1300 368 821
[email protected]

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

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

(03) 9418 5999
1800 064 865 
[email protected]

Women’s Legal Service Victoria

(03) 8622 0600
1800 133 302
[email protected]

Youthlaw

Assists young people under 25 years

(03) 9113 9500 
[email protected]

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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

[email protected]

Ararat Rural City

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service

(03) 5331 5999 1800 466 488

[email protected]

Ballarat City

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service

(03) 5331 5999 1800 466 488

[email protected]

Banyule City

Fitzroy Legal Service

(03) 9419 3744

[email protected]

West Heidelberg Community Legal Service

(03) 9450 2000

[email protected]

Bass Coast Shire

Gippsland Community Legal Service

(03) 5135 9550 1800 004 402

[email protected]

Baw Baw Shire

Gippsland Community Legal Service

(03) 5135 9550 1800 004 402

[email protected]

Bayside City

Peninsula  

(03) 9783 3600

[email protected]

St Kilda Legal Service

(03) 7037 3200

[email protected]

Benalla Rural City

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

(03) 5831 0900

1800 310 900

[email protected]

Boroondara City

Eastern Community Legal Centre

1300 325 200 

[email protected]

Brimbank City

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre

(03) 8592 9077

1800 266 675

[email protected]

WEstjustice

(03) 9749 7720

[email protected]

Buloke Shire

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service

(03) 5331 5999

1800 466 488

[email protected]

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

1800 243 002

[email protected]

Campaspe Shire

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909

1800 450 909

[email protected]

Cardinia Shire

Peninsula Community Legal Centre  

(03) 9783 3600

[email protected]

Springvale Monash Legal Service

(03) 9038 8002

[email protected]

Casey City

Peninsula Community Legal Centre  

(03) 9783 3600

[email protected]

Springvale Monash Legal Service

(03) 9038 8002

[email protected]

Central Goldfields Shire

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909

1800 450 909

[email protected]

Colac Otway Shire

Barwon Community Legal Centre

1300 430 599

[email protected]

Corangamite Shire

Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program

1800 366 238

[email protected]

Darebin City

Fitzroy Legal Service  

(03) 9419 3744

[email protected]

West Heidelberg Community Legal Service

(03) 9450 2000

[email protected]

East Gippsland Shire

Gippsland Community Legal Service

(03) 5135 9550

1800 004 402

[email protected]

Frankston City

Peninsula Community Legal Centre

(03) 9783 3600

[email protected]

Gannawarra Shire

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

1800 243 002

[email protected]

Glen Eira City

Peninsula Community Legal Centre  

(03) 9783 3600

[email protected]

St Kilda Legal Service

(03) 7037 3200

[email protected]

Glenelg Shire

Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program

1800 366 238

[email protected]

Golden Plains Shire

Barwon Community Legal Centre

1300 430 599

[email protected]

Greater Bendigo City

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909

1800 450 909

[email protected]

Greater Dandenong City

Springvale Monash Legal Service

(03) 9038 8002

[email protected]

Greater Geelong City

Barwon Community Legal Centre

1300 430 599

[email protected]

Greater Hume Shire

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

1800 918 377

[email protected]

Greater Shepparton

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

(03) 5831 0900

1800 310 900

[email protected]

Hepburn Shire

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service

(03) 5331 5999

1800 466 488

[email protected]

Hindmarsh Shire

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

1800 243 002

[email protected]

Hobsons Bay Shire

WEstjustice

(03) 9749 7720

[email protected]

Horsham Rural City

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service

(03) 5331 5999

1800 466 488

[email protected]

Hume City

Northern Community Legal Centre

(03) 9310 4376 [email protected]

Indigo Shire

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

1800 918 377 [email protected]

Kingston City

St Kilda Legal Service

(03) 7037 3200 [email protected]

Peninsula Community Legal Centre

(03) 9783 3600 [email protected]

Knox City

Eastern Community Legal Centre

1300 325 200 [email protected]

Latrobe City

Gippsland Community Legal Service

(03) 5135 9550 1800 004 402 [email protected]

Loddon Shire

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909 1800 450 909 [email protected]

Macedon Ranges Shire

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909 1800 450 909 [email protected]

Manningham City

Eastern Community Legal Centre

1300 325 200 [email protected]

Mansfield Shire

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

(03) 5831 0900 1800 310 900 [email protected]

Maribyrnong City

WEstjustice

(03) 9749 7720 [email protected]

Maroondah City

Eastern Community Legal Centre

1300 325 200 [email protected]

Melbourne City

Inner Melbourne Community Legal

(03) 9328 1885 0436 108 871 [email protected]

Monash Law Clinics

1800 860 333 [email protected]

Melton City

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre

(03) 8592 9077 1800 266 675 [email protected]

WEstjustice

(03) 9749 7720 [email protected]

Mildura Rural City

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

1800 243 00 [email protected]

Mitchell Shire

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

(03) 5831 0900 1800 310 900 [email protected]

Northern Community Legal Centre

(03) 9310 4376 [email protected]

Moira Shire

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

(03) 5831 0900 1800 310 900 [email protected]

Monash City

Eastern Community Legal Centre

1300 325 200 [email protected]

Monash Law Clinics

1800 860 333 [email protected]

Moonee Valley City

Moonee Valley Legal Service

(03) 9376 7929 [email protected]

Moreland City

Northern Community Legal Centre

(03) 9310 4376 [email protected]

Mornington Peninsula Shire

Peninsula Community Legal Centre

(03) 9783 3600 [email protected]

Mount Alexander Shire

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909 1800 450 909 [email protected]

Moyne Shire

Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program

1800 366 238 [email protected]

Murrundindi Shire

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre

(03) 5445 0909 1800 450 909 [email protected]

Nillumbik Shire

Fitzroy Legal Service  

(03) 9419 3744 [email protected]

West Heidelberg Community Legal Service

(03) 9450 2000 [email protected]

Northern Grampians Shire

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service

(03) 5331 5999 1800 466 488 [email protected]

Port Phillip City

St Kilda Legal Service

(03) 7037 3200 [email protected]

Pyrenees Shire

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service

(03) 5331 5999 1800 466 488 [email protected]

Queenscliffe Borough

Barwon Community Legal Centre

1300 430 599 [email protected]

Southern Grampians Shire

Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program

1800 366 238 [email protected]

Stonnington City

St Kilda Legal Service

(03) 7037 3200 [email protected]

Strathbogie Shire

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre

(03) 5831 0900 1800 310 900 [email protected]

Surf Coast Shire

Barwon Community Legal Centre

1300 430 599 [email protected]

Swan Hill Rural City

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

1800 243 002 [email protected]

Towong Shire

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

1800 918 377 [email protected]

Wangaratta Rural City

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

1800 918 377 [email protected]

Warrnambool City

Emma House Domestic Violence Services Legal Program

1800 366 238 [email protected]

Wellington Shire

Gippsland Community Legal Service

(03) 5135 9550 1800 004 402 [email protected]

West Wimmera Shire

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service

(03) 5331 5999 1800 466 488 [email protected]

Whitehorse City

Eastern Community Legal Centre

1300 325 200 [email protected]

Whittlesea City

Whittlesea Community Legal Service

(03) 9401 6655 [email protected]

Wodonga

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

1800 918 377 [email protected]

Wyndham City

WEstjustice

(03) 9749 7720 [email protected]

Yarra City

Fitzroy Legal Service

(03) 9419 3744 [email protected]

Yarra Ranges Shire

Eastern Community Legal Centre

1300 325 200 [email protected]

Yarrambiack Shire

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service

(03) 5331 5999 1800 466 488 [email protected]

Murray Mallee Community Legal Service

1800 243 002 [email protected]

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