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.
Phone: 1800 056 449 (free call from landline phones)
Drop-in to the office: 599 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
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:
- Consumer Action Law Centre for issues relating to your rights as consumers
- Tenants Union of Victoria for legal advice around housing
- Women's Legal Service Victoria
- Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre Inc.
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
- Australian Catholic University
- Deakin University
- La Trobe University
- Monash University
- RMIT University
- Swinburne University of Technology
- The University of Melbourne
- Federation University Australia
- Victoria University
- University of Divinity