Free Legal Services
Serving the community since 1977
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.
Peninsula Community Legal Centre offers legal advice on a broad range of matters including family law, criminal law and civil law.
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.
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
We assist private tenants, rooming house and caravan park residents who live in the Southern Metropolitan and Bayside Peninsula regions.
Specialist programs; StreetLaw Coffee Van, Work and Development Permit (WDP) Scheme, Strengthening Legal Pathways for CALD Women, Family Law Service Delivery
World Refugee Event 25 June 2023World Refugee Week Event Sunday 25 June 2023 at Cardinia Cultural Centre, 40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham
Information Session: Elder LawDate: Thursday 15 June 2023 @ 10.00am To register contact 9076 6644 or email email@example.com
Information Session: Introduction to Family LawWednesday 10 May 2023 -at 10.00-11.00am To register phone 9076 6644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Street Law Coffee Van – Thursday 18 May 2023Stop by the PCLC Street Law Coffee Van for a free legal health check, breakfast, and coffee! Talk to friendly… Continue reading Street Law Coffee Van – Thursday 18 May 2023
Workshop: Consumer Rights & Scam Prevention – Wednesday 17 May 2023 @ 10.30amJoin our workshop to learn about your consumer rights, how to avoid scams, and get a free legal health check.… Continue reading Workshop: Consumer Rights & Scam Prevention – Wednesday 17 May 2023 @ 10.30am
Strengthening legal pathways through experimentation and collaborationThe Strengthening Legal Pathways project was featured by the Victoria Law Foundation here: Strengthening legal pathways through experimentation and collaboration… Continue reading Strengthening legal pathways through experimentation and collaboration
Law Wise News 2022Law Wise – November 2022
16 Days of Activism – ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt Presentation & Morning Tea (women only event)16 Days of Activism – Love Shouldn’t Hurt 2022.pdf
Seniors Festival 2022Date: Wednesday 12 October 2022 Time: 10.30am – 11.30am Venue: Longbeach Place
Rental struggleSky 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
Rooming House Lived Experience Project
Further away from economic justice
16 days of ActivismKirsten 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
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?
Law Wise E-news Spring 2021Read our current Law Wise E-news Spring 2021 edition
Daisy first engaged with PCLC after separating with her partner Josh due to allegations of family violence. Josh was claiming that Daisy was fabricating the family violence as a result of a genetic neurological disease she had. Daisy disputed these claims and refused to be tested, notwithstanding that a number of her relatives had died from the disease.
Peter is an intelligent and well-educated man, whose issues with alcohol had undermined any chance he had securing work in his chosen career. When Peter first presented at PCLC, he had a number of outstanding fines and criminal charges associated with his alcohol use. At that time Peter was homeless and living in his car.
Annika’s employment was impacted by COVID-19. She required assistance with the rent reduction agreement she had entered with the real estate agent, and outstanding repairs. However, the agreement Annika had reached with the landlord included a rent deferral. This meant that Annika would need to pay back the difference between the reduced rent and the usual rental amount at the end of the agreement.