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Find your nearest Community Legal Centre

 

Community Legal Centres are independent community organisations that provide free legal services to the public. Community Legal Centres focus on helping people who face economic and social disadvantage and who are ineligible for legal aid and cannot afford a private lawyer. Click here to find your nearest Community Legal Centre.

Victoria Legal Aid is a government funded agency set up to ensure that people who cannot afford to pay for a private lawyer can get help with their legal problems. Phone: 1300 792 387.

 


Other Legal Information and Resources

Find Your Lawyer is a referral service provided by the Law Institute of Victoria. Find Your Lawyer provides referrals to relevant private lawyers with a free thirty minute initial consultation. 

The Law Handbook is a comprehensive, plain English guide to the law in Victoria produced by the Fitzroy Legal Service.

Job Watch is an employment rights legal centre which provides assistance to Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian workers about their rights at work. Phone: 1800 331 617.

Young Workers Centre is a one-stop-shop for young workers who want to learn more about their rights at work or who need assistance in resolving workplace issues. Phone: 1800 714 754.

Youth Law offers free legal advice for people under 25. Phone: (03) 9611 2412.

National Debt Helpline provides free, confidential and independent financial information for Victorians experiencing difficulty with debt. Phone: 1800 007 007.

Victim Support Agency funds statewide services to provide counselling and practical assistance to help victims of violent crime recover from the effects of crime. Phone: 1800 819 817. 

Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria is a free dispute resolution service funded by the Victorian Government. Phone: 1300 372 888.

Everyday-Law provides Victorians with reliable, easy-to-understand legal information to help resolve your legal issue.

Ombudsmen are public advocates appointed to investigate individuals' complaints against companies or organisations, especially public authorities. A comprehensive list of Ombudsmen services can be found on the Everyday Law website.

FineFixer is a completely free service to ensure that everyone in Victoria can get the best possible help with their fines.