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Legal Advice

It can be hard to understand laws and the legal system in a new country. How do you know what your rights and responsibilities are? Who can you speak to when you need advice about legal issues at work, with your housing or education provider? There are options for you to access legal advice through your education provider and through other Victorian services.

Study Melbourne Student Centre

International students in need of legal support can contact the Study Melbourne Student Centre, where our support staff can help to assess the nature your legal queries and refer you to an appropriate legal organisation.

Contact information

Phone: 1800 056 449 (free call from landline phones)
E-mail: info@studymelbourne.vic.gov.au  
Drop-in to the office: 599 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Victorian Services

Victoria Legal Aid provides free legal advice. Please call 1300 792 387, Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5.15 pm. Support in languages other than English is also available.

Federation of Community Legal Services

There are generalist and specialist Community Legal Centres (CLCs) all around Victoria that provide legal advice and support to members of the community based on the area you live in.

Find a community legal centre by suburb or postcode to see which CLC is closest to you.

Some key specialist CLCs that you may need include:

Education Providers

Some education providers have legal services on campus, whilst others will refer you to legal services off-campus.

Please see student support services at your education providers to find out more.

Legal services or student support services at universities

Student support services at TAFEs

Additional information

Study Melbourne Student Centre

At the Study Melbourne Student Centre our support staff can help international students assess the nature your legal queries and refer you to an appropriate legal organisation.

Contact Information

Phone: 1800 056 449 (free call from landline phones)

E-mail: info@studymelbourne.vic.gov.au

Drop-in to the centre : 599 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Federation of Community Legal Centres - Victoria

Last updated: 29 Sep 2015

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