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Serving the community since 1977

PCLC’s Guide to Safety online tool helps community workers supporting clients on temporary visas experiencing family violence to safely leave the relationship and get migration assistance for their visa. Community workers can use the tool to understand the family violence exemption provisions in Australia’s Migration Framework.

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

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Priority is given to people experiencing disadvantage.

Latest Insight

Media Releases

More women seeking legal help for family violence

At a time when the Prime Minister has declared a “national crisis” of family violence, the Peninsula Community Legal Centre… Continue reading More women seeking legal help for family violence

June 3, 2024
News

Family law changes help DV victims

Listen to ABC news interview with Katherine Gregory

May 23, 2024
Media Releases

Simpler and Safer: New Changes to Family Law for Separated Parents

The Peninsula Community Legal Centre (PCLC) helps many local parents work their way through the legal system after their relationship… Continue reading Simpler and Safer: New Changes to Family Law for Separated Parents

May 6, 2024
Event

Bring your bills day – 30 April 2024

“Members of our tenancy and fines teams will be available to give advice at the “Bring Your Bills” day organised… Continue reading Bring your bills day – 30 April 2024

April 17, 2024
News

3RPP News

3RPP News Bulletin 10 March 2024 – CLC Funding

March 13, 2024
News

CLC Funding Crisis

Listen to our CEO Jackie Galloway’s interview with Thomas Ariti on the breakfast program on ABC NewsRadio on 1 March… Continue reading CLC Funding Crisis

March 13, 2024
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 – November 2023

November 23, 2023
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Elder Law Clinic

November 8, 2023

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