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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.

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.

Latest Insight

Media Releases

Vulnerable residents in Dunkley at risk from lack of legal funding

In the lead-up to the Dunkley byelection, the Frankston-based Peninsula Community Legal Centre (PCLC) is calling on the Federal and… Continue reading Vulnerable residents in Dunkley at risk from lack of legal funding

February 22, 2024
News

ABC News

View ABC news article: Data suggests many of Melbourne’s road toll fines are hitting those who can least afford them

February 21, 2024
News

ABC Radio Melbourne

Listen to Jackie Galloway CEO with Rafael Epstein on ABC Radio Melbourne Mornings

February 21, 2024
News

Reconciliation Action Plan

The Peninsula Community Legal Centre believes in a fair and inclusive society that promotes and protects human rights and quality… Continue reading Reconciliation Action Plan

February 7, 2024
Event

Wills & Powers of Attorney Information Session – 20 March 2024

Wednesday 20 March 2024 at 10am at Safety Beach Community Centre -185 Marine Drive, Safety Beach Come & learn about… Continue reading Wills & Powers of Attorney Information Session – 20 March 2024

January 31, 2024
News

Number of tenants challenging rent increases skyrockets again

The Age – January 25, 2024

January 25, 2024
Media Releases

Toll Fines hit most vulnerable in Melbourne’s South East

Peninsula Community Legal Centre (PCLC) has obtained FOI data indicating that 40% of road toll fines issued across Victoria in… Continue reading Toll Fines hit most vulnerable in Melbourne’s South East

January 12, 2024
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Law Wise News

Law Wise – November 2023

November 23, 2023
Event

Elder Law Clinic

November 8, 2023
Media Releases

Increase in number of people threatened with eviction in south-east Melbourne

New data from the Peninsula Community Legal Centre (PCLC) indicates that 42% of renters seeking assistance from the organisation had… Continue reading Increase in number of people threatened with eviction in south-east Melbourne

August 2, 2023
Event

Scams – Legal Forum

How to Prevent Scams Legal Forum on Wednesday 28 June 2023 at 10.00-11.00am The workshop is free, please register at:… Continue reading Scams – Legal Forum

June 26, 2023
News

Elder Abuse Resources – Inheritance: not an entitlement campaign

This World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15 June 2023, the Peninsula Community Legal Centre and the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Respecting… Continue reading Elder Abuse Resources – Inheritance: not an entitlement campaign

June 15, 2023
Event

World Refugee Event 25 June 2023

World Refugee Week Event Sunday 25 June 2023 at Cardinia Cultural Centre, 40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham

May 15, 2023
Event

Information Session: Elder Law

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023 @ 10.00am To register contact 9076 6644 or email carerevents@alfred.org.au

May 15, 2023
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Information Session: Introduction to Family Law

Wednesday 10 May 2023 -at 10.00-11.00am To register phone 9076 6644 or email carerevents@alfred.org.au

May 8, 2023
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Street Law Coffee Van – Thursday 18 May 2023

Stop 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

April 27, 2023
Event

Workshop: Consumer Rights & Scam Prevention – Wednesday 17 May 2023 @ 10.30am

Join 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

April 27, 2023

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