Legal Aid

Victoria Legal Aid

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) has a range of services to help people with their legal problems.

  • Legal Help 
  • Free legal advice
  • Lawyers at court
  • Funding cases
  • Resolving family disputes
  • Workshops and information sessions

Eastern Community Legal Centre

Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) offers free legal assistance from its offices in Box Hill and Boronia during the day, at night and also through various outreach locations across the East, with a priority being given to those who are disadvantaged.In addition to direct legal services, ECLC also undertakes Community Development activities that empower clients, workers and the general community, raise awareness and provide education through projects and partnerships, workshops, media, events and publications.

ECLC has a small staff team and over 100 volunteers. ECLC is located in the Eastern region of Melbourne and serves the Cities of Whitehorse, Boroondara, Manningham, Maroondah, Knox and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.

Monash Law Clinics - Clayton

The Monash-Oakleigh Legal Service (MOLS) is a partnership between Monash Law School and Victoria Legal Aid. Through the service, members of the community can obtain free legal advice on a variety of legal matters including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Matrimonial and family matters
  • Police prosecutions
  • Debt
  • Tenancy and neighbour disputes
  • Contracts
  • Social welfare

The Legal Service is substantially run by students under the supervision of solicitors employed by Monash Law School and volunteers from the legal industry who also offer free legal advice.