The Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre is one of several legal and advocacy services that can assist people living in our region. The following services and links may also be able to assist you.
VICTORIAN LEGAL SERVICES
Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service (AFVPLS)
AFVPLS helps victims of family violence and sexual assault and works with families and communities affected by violence.
Consumer Affairs Victoria
Consumer Affairs Victoria provides advice and assistance to consumers and traders in relation to renting and accommodation, estate agents, building, shopping, credit and trading in Victoria.
Mobile services to towns including Shepparton, Seymour, Cobram, Benalla and Violet Town.
119-121 Murphy St, Wangaratta
T 5723 6444 or 1300 558 181 (Consumer Affairs Helpline)
Seniors Rights Victoria
Seniors Rights Victoria is a Melbourne-based specialist community legal centre that provides legal advice and advocacy for older people, friends, family members and service providers concerned about elder abuse or the exploitation of older people.
T 1300 368 821
Victoria Legal Aid
Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) provides advice and assistance in relation to criminal law, family breakdown, family violence and civil law matters.
Telephone Advice (Melbourne): Monday-Friday 8.45am-5.15pm, 1300 792 387
Benalla and Cobram.
Criminal charges, traffic offences and family violence matters: Shepparton, Cobram and Benalla Magistrates’ Courts.
Children’s Court Shepparton.
Koorie Court Shepparton.
Koorie Children’s Court Shepparton.
Family law assistance is also available at the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, which hears matters in Shepparton.
Infringements court, powers of attorney and divorce workshops are held at various locations as per demand.
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS)
VALS assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Its solicitors are specialised in criminal law, family law or civil law. VALS has offices in towns close to major concentrations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Victoria Police (Shepparton Family Violence Unit)
Victoria Police can apply for an intervention order to protect you and can refer you to relevant community support. If you are in danger call 000.
T (03) 5820 5777
INTERSTATE & NATIONAL LEGAL SERVICES
Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic.)
Referral information to Victorian community legal centres, including specialist community legal centres.
T (03) 9652 1500
National Association of Community Legal Centres
Referral information to all Australian community legal centres.
T (02) 9264 9595
NSW Legal Services
Legal Aid NSW
Free legal advice service.
T 1300 888 529
Community Legal Centres NSW
Find your nearest Community Legal Centre.
T (02) 9212 7333
NSW Office of Fair Trading
Help for NSW consumers.
T 13 32 20
INTERNET LEGAL RESOURCES
www.lawhandbook.org.au (Fitzroy Legal Service)
www.legalaid.vic.gov.au (Victoria Legal Aid)
www.bushfirelegalhelp.org.au (Disaster Legal Help)
www.consumer.vic.gov.au (Consumer Affairs Victoria)
www.Everyday-Law.org.au (Victoria Law Foundation)
www.courts.vic.gov.au (Courts and Tribunals Victoria)
www.ombudsman.vic.gov.au (Victorian Ombudsman)
A free and confidential service for women and children experiencing family violence. Provides outreach support, court support, access to a refuge, advocacy, information and referral.
T (03) 5821 9458 or 1800 015 188
Regional Information & Advocacy Council
Provides information and advocacy support to people with a disability, their family and carers.
Rural Housing Network
Rural Housing Network provides information, support and advocacy to Goulburn Valley residents with tenancy issues. Its services are for tenants in public and community housing, Common Equity Rental Cooperative housing, Community Managed Rooming Houses, Aboriginal Housing Victoria properties and private rental.
43B Wyndham Street, Shepparton
T (03) 5833 1000
12A Tallarook St, Seymour
T (03) 5735 2000
Uniting Care Kildonan provides multicultural and youth services, advocacy, justice, education and sustainability programs and an early intervention homelessness program.
139 Maude Street, Shepparton
T (03) 5831 6157
Family Care offers services to families, people with a disability and young people in Shepparton, Seymour and Cobram.
19 Welsford Street, Shepparton
T (03) 5823 7000
49 Broadway Street, Cobram
(03) 5871 3247
64 High Street, Seymour
T (03) 5735 4600
Goulburn Valley Health
Goulburn Valley Health provides community services that compliment its inpatient role, such as Hospital in the Home, diabetes education, continence and aged care assessment, home based nursing and allied health.
Graham Street, Shepparton
T (03) 5832 2322
Hume Health provides information about health and lifestyle services and events in the Hume region.
T (03) 5871 0900
Nexus Primary Health
Nexus Primary Health provides allied health, general practice, health promotion, community development, counselling, mental health, aged care, home and community care, disability and financial counselling services as well as group-based treatments and supports.
Callen Street (Seymour Hospital), Seymour
T (03) 5784 5555
Odyssey provides a community-based treatment and support services to address alcohol and other drug problems.
T (03) 5821 6501
Primary Care Connect
Primary Care Connect provides health, counselling, support, advocacy, education and health promotion services.