Who can we help?
What legal issues can we help with?
If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness, we can help with the following legal problems:
- Housing and tenancy (in particular preventing evictions – please call us if you have received a Notice to Vacate, have a VCAT hearing for a possession order or are otherwise facing eviction and are going to be made homeless)
- Fines and infringements connected to homelessness
- Guardianship and administration orders
- Credit and debt problems
- Some criminal law matters
For a more detailed list and examples of the specific legal issues we can help with, click here.
We cannot assist with family law matters. For these matters we ordinarily recommend contacting the Victoria Legal Aid advice line on 1300 792 387 or your local community legal service who may be able to assist (find your local CLC here).
What can we do for clients and caseworkers?
Eligible clients will be booked into one of Homeless Law's weekly outreach clinics to see a lawyer. Clients can receive ongoing legal representation, including advice, negotiation and representation at courts and VCAT.
Where Homeless Law is not able to assist, caseworkers or clients will be given information about other legal and non-legal services that may be able to assist.
How can you make an appointment to see a lawyer?
If you or someone you are assisting requires legal assistance, call our free call number 1800 606 313 (free call off landlines only) or 03 8636 4408. We are a small team and if we are unable to take the call please leave a message and we will call you back within 24 hours. If the matter is urgent, please say so in the message.
You can also make a request for assistance online through our request form.
If you are a caseworker looking to make an enquiry on behalf of a client, you can also use this online enquiry form.