Deakin Student Legal Service

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Deakin Student Legal Service (DSLS) provides free and confidential legal advice, information, referral and education to currently enrolled Deakin students. Legal advice is provided by qualified lawyers. DSLS can advise on legal matters such as:

  • Fines / Infringements
  • Motor Vehicle accidents (not TAC)
  • Debt / Bills / Consumer problems including Scams
  • Tenancy / Housing
  • Employment Law including Sexual Harassment and Bullying
  • Stalking & Family Violence
  • Family Law
  • Reporting Sexual Assault
  • Discrimination
  • Minor Criminal Matters
  • Victims of Crime Assistance
  • Student Visas / Migration Law*

* All migration advice is provided by registered Migration Agent Shasheema Ruwanpathirana (MARN 1574896). To access a copy of The Migration Agents Code of Conduct, please click here.

If you are unsure whether your problem is a legal one, please submit a legal query using the online form. If DSLS cannot assist you, the staff will refer you to someone who can.

Deakin Student Legal Service is provided by Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) in partnership with Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) and Barwon Community Legal Service (BCLS).

Getting There

Please click here for information on getting to the Deakin Student Legal Service at the Burwood Campus.

Resources for Students

DSLS Resources provide helpful information on common legal issues affecting students, including visas, tenancy, employment and debt. Access the resources here.

Updates & Events


If you are a law student interested in volunteering with the Deakin Student Legal Service, please see ECLC info on Volunteers.

Request an Appointment

Please note, the Deakin Student Legal Service will be closed from Wednesday 19 December 2018.

Students can request appointments from Monday 7 January 2019.

Generalist law appointments will begin on Monday 14 January 2019 and migration appointments will begin on Thursday 24 January 2019.

If your matter is urgent, then please call Victoria Legal Aid on phone 1300 792 387.

Page updated December 6, 2018
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