Feeling out of your depth?

Legal issues can be very tricky to deal with and so it's a good idea to seek early legal advice to ensure that they are dealt with effectively and without further complications. Below is a list of services that can assist in a range of legal matters by providing advice and support. The Services in this secion can also assist with complaints about unfair treatment in a legal matter, either by police or other enforcement bodies, as well as complaints about discrimination in a variety of settings.

Eastern Community Legal Centre

What: Free legal information, advice, and referral. Appointment required.
Where: Suite B, 6 Floriston Rd, Boronia
           Suite 3, Town Hall Hub, 27 Bank St, Box Hill
Phone: Boronia: 9762 6235
           Box Hill: 9285 4822

Victoria Legal Aid

What: Legal advice, information, duty lawyer services at Children's Court and Magistrates Court, publications and seminars.
Where: 23 Ringwood St, Ringwood
Cost: Most Services free. A client contribution may be required in some cases
Phone: 9295 5444


What: Telephone information, legal advice and referral for people having problems with employment- related issues such as rights at work and termination of employment.
Phone: 9662 1933 (Information Line)
           1800 331 617 (if calling from regional Victoria)

Youth Referral and Independant Person Program (YRIPP)

What: Provides trained, including culturraly trained, volunteer Independent Persons to attend formal police interviews of young people under 18 years of age.
Where: Eastern Community legal Centre:
            Suite 3, Town Hub, 27 Bank St, Box Hill
Phone: 9285 4821

Further Help

Youth Law: 9611 2412