Where else to get help
Generalist Legal Centres
Generalist legal centres like ECLC provide advice and casework services in many areas of law and to people who live, work or study in a specific catchment area.
For residents of other local government areas, please contact your nearest Community Legal Centre.
Specialist Legal Centres
Specialist legal centres provide state-wide advice in specific areas of law, including consumer complaints, domestic violence, environment and planning, employment, tenancy and immigration. There are also legal services catering for Indigenous people, families, students, refugees, women and young people.
A list of Victorian specialist legal centres can be found at the Federation of Community Legal Centres website.
Family Violence Support Services
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
(formerly Womens Domestic Violence Crisis Service)
Phone: 1800 015 188 / (03) 9322 3555
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Men’s Referral Service
Phone: 1800 065 973/ (03) 9428 2899
Victoria Legal Aid
Metro: (03) 9269 0120
Country: 1800 677 402
Magistrates Court of Victoria
Phone in an emergency: 000
Victims of Crime
Victims of Crime Helpline
Phone: 1800 819 817