Peninsula Community Legal Centre is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that has been providing free legal services to Melbourne’s south-eastern communities since 1977.
The Centre helps people use the law to protect and advance their rights, offering free advice on most legal issues, including Family Law, Child Support, Intervention Orders, Infringements, Tenancy and Consumer. Ongoing assistance is targeted to assist clients who are experiencing disadvantage. The Centre undertakes a range of community legal education, community engagement and law reform activities and is active in a number of community and Sector networks.
Peninsula Community Legal Centre utilises the skills and work of volunteers to extend and enhance its operations and service delivery.
Peninsula Community Legal Centre is funded by the following sources:
And also gratefully acknowledges financial support from the following sources:
A fair and inclusive society that promotes and protects human rights and equality before the law.
To empower and support disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our community to address their legal needs.
Fairness – we treat all people justly, reasonably and in a non-discriminatory manner and strive for a fairer justice system
Empowerment – we work towards strengthening the capacity of all people, either as individuals or members of a community, to understand their rights, pursue their interests and understand their responsibilities.
Accessibility – we seek to ensure that all members of our community are able to use and benefit from PCLC services, activities and premises.
Respect – we treat others with dignity and in a manner which demonstrates regard for their feelings, wishes, autonomy and rights.
Independence – we are free from external control or influence and are therefore unfettered in our ability to speak for our clients and our community.
Quality – we maintain a culture of continuous quality improvement and we strive for excellence in our operations and service delivery.