How to find a lawyer

The organisations listed below are local community legal services that may be able to help you find a lawyer. The Law Institute Victoria also has information about how to find a lawyer in your area. 

Mental Health Legal Centre

Provides a free and confidential legal service to anyone who has experienced mental illness in Victoria where their legal problem relates to their mental illness.

Contact: call the telephone advice line on 9629 4422 or 1800 555 887 (country callers only) or email Mental Health Legal Centre
Website:Mental Health Legal Centre

Northern Community Legal Centre

Provides free and confidential legal advice and assistance to people who live, work or study in the City of Moreland, City of Hume and Mitchell Shire.  Our service is run by appointment in outreach locations in the City of Moreland.  

Address:  Level 3, Building 2, 1100 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows 3047
Contact: 9310 4376 or email Northern Community Legal Centre
Website: Northern Community Legal Centre

Victoria Legal Aid

Contact: call direct on 1300 792 387
Website: Victoria Legal Aid

Youthlaw - Youth People's Legal Rights Centre Inc.

Youthlaw is Victoria’s state-wide free community legal centre for young people under 25 years of age. Youthlaw works to address the legal issues facing young people through legal services, advocacy, law reform and preventative education programs, within a human rights and social justice framework.

Address: 19 King Street, Melbourne
Contact: call direct on 9611 2412 or email Youthlaw
Website: Youthlaw

Disability Discrimination Legal Service

The Disability Discrimination Legal Service Inc (DDLS) is a statewide independent community legal centre that specialises in disability discrimination legal matters. We provide free legal services in several areas including information, referral, advice,casework assistance, community legal education, and policy and law reform.

Address: 2nd Floor, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Contact: call direct on 9654 8644 or 1300 882 872 (country callers only) or email Disability Discrimination Legal Service
Website: Disability Discrimination Legal Service

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

Provides legal advice and representation for the Koorie community.

Contact: call direct on 9418 5999 or 1800 064 865
Website: Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

Women's Legal Service Victoria

Women's Legal Service Victoria is a non for profit organisation which has been providing free legal service to women since 1982.  Women's Legal Service Victoria work with and for women experiencing particular disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown or violence.

Contact: call direct on 8622 0600
Website: Women's Legal Service Victoria

Youth Referral and Independent Persons Program (YRIPP)

YRIPP delivers a high quality system of adult volunteers called "Independent Persons" who attend police interviews with young people in police custody when a parent or guardian is not available.

Contact: call direct on 9340 3777
Website: Youth Referral and Independent Persons Program