Free Legal Advice

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre provides free legal advice and assistance to residents of the Goulburn Valley region who cannot afford a private solicitor or who are ineligible for legal aid.

We are based at Suite 3, 98 Nixon Street Shepparton but provide outreach services across the region.

You can contact us for free legal advice on child custody matters, complaints about government services, consumer matters, criminal matters, credit and debt problems, discrimination, divorce settlements, domestic violence, employment rights, guardianship, motor vehicle accidents, victims of crime matters and welfare rights. Please refer to our Casework Guidelines for more detail about the types of matters we deal with and how we can help you.

You do not need a referral to access our services. Goulburn Valley CLC clients have rights and responsibilities, and we are committed to protecting your personal information and privacy. Please see our Rights, Responsibilities and Privacy statement for more information. You can also download our Suggestions and Complaints form. Your comments are valuable in helping us to review the way we provide our services.

Free Legal Advice Service – Daytime

Advice sessions by appointment.

Free Legal Advice – Evening

Tuesday 6-8pm by appointment at our Shepparton office.

Our Evening Advice Service is delivered by a dedicated team of local volunteer solicitors and law students. It is managed by one of our staff solicitors.

Family Violence Program

Legal assistance and support to victims of family or domestic violence. Ask for the service at the Court Reception. No appointment necessary.

Shepparton Magistrates’ Court every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
Seymour Magistrates’ Court every Friday
Benalla Magistrates’ Court every Tuesday
Cobram and Mansfield Magistrates’ Court alternate Wednesdays


Clients can contact our Shepparton office on 1800 310 900 or 5831 0900 to make an appointment to get assistance. Advice services are also provided to a broad section of the community in a wide range of areas by appointment.

We currently offer advice over the phone for Benalla, Seymour, Mansfield & Cobram.

Rumbalara Health-Justice Partnership (weekdays through the Rumbalara Service Intake process)
Rumbalara Drive
(03) 5820 000

A brief video on the importance of local access to justice, prepared for our 2018 Report to Community: