Free Legal Services

Serving the community since 1977

Annual Report 2021-2022

Services PCLC Provide

Peninsula Community Legal Centre offers free legal advice to people who live, work or study in the municipalities of Frankston, Casey, Cardinia, Glen Eira, Kingston and Mornington Peninsula.  Our Tenancy Assistance and Advocacy Program assist clients across a larger catchment area.

The Centre helps people use the law to protect and advance their rights, offering free advice on most legal issues, including family law, family violence, fines, tenancy and rooming house advocacy. 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.

Legal Advice

Peninsula Community Legal Centre offers legal advice on a broad range of matters including family law, criminal law and civil law.

Duty Lawyer

Duty lawyers are available to assist people who have matters listed at Court on the day. Assistance may also be offered to people making urgent applications.

Family Violence

PCLC assists people experiencing disadvantage who are facing legal issues arising out of family violence. Division of property after separation, separation and divorce & victims of crime applications.

Fines & Traffic

PCLC offers assistance and advice regarding outstanding fines including driving on toll roads without an e-tag, parking fines and public transport fines.

Tenancy Assistance and
Advocacy Program

We assist private tenants, rooming house and caravan park residents who live in the Southern Metropolitan and Bayside Peninsula regions.

Specialist Programs

Specialist programs; StreetLaw Coffee Van, Work and Development Permit (WDP) Scheme, Strengthening Legal Pathways for CALD Women, Family Law Service Delivery

Can We Assist You?

Priority is given to people experiencing disadvantage.

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Law Wise News 2022

Law Wise – November 2022

November 22, 2022
Event

16 Days of Activism – ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt Presentation & Morning Tea (women only event)

16 Days of Activism – Love Shouldn’t Hurt 2022.pdf

November 9, 2022
Event

Seniors Festival 2022

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2022   Time: 10.30am – 11.30am     Venue: Longbeach Place  

September 30, 2022
News

Rental struggle

Sky has been to more than 50 house inspections in Melbourne’s outer south in the past three months, looking for a… Continue reading Rental struggle

May 11, 2022
Event

Victorian Ombudsman – Cranbourne Complaints Clinic

Victorian Ombudsman invites you to Cranbourne Complaints Clinic – Friday 20 May 2022 Details:  Cranbourne complaints clinic

May 3, 2022
News

16 days of Activism

Kirsten Young, our Community Engagement, Education and Legal Policy Officer, spoke to Radio RPP FM about violence against women and… Continue reading 16 days of Activism

December 6, 2021
News

Struggling to pay your fines?

Listen to Ash Galvin, our Fines and Traffic Practice Manager, talk to Radio RPP FM about where you can get… Continue reading Struggling to pay your fines?

November 19, 2021
Newsletter

Law Wise E-news Spring 2021

Read our current Law Wise E-news  Spring 2021 edition   

November 4, 2021
Media Releases

New Family Court Reforms – Will They Make Any Difference?

An increase in family violence and partners separating during the pandemic has been placing high demand on an already overstretched… Continue reading New Family Court Reforms – Will They Make Any Difference?

September 28, 2021
News

A Fine Mess

A report into the most significant entrance point into the Victorian justice system and recommendations on reform.   View Report:… Continue reading A Fine Mess

September 3, 2021
Media Releases

Renters at risk of homelessness now emergency measures removed

A decision in the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) earlier this month has tenant advocates in our region concerned… Continue reading Renters at risk of homelessness now emergency measures removed

August 30, 2021
News

New Law Gives Greater Protection to Renters

We know that many in our community have been struggling with the economic fallout of COVID and have been finding it… Continue reading New Law Gives Greater Protection to Renters

August 30, 2021
Media Releases

Media Release: News laws make life fairer for renters

Peninsula Community Legal Centre (PCLC) has welcomed recent changes to Victoria’s rental laws – which include the introduction of “basic… Continue reading Media Release: News laws make life fairer for renters

June 30, 2021

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