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, 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 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:
Delivering justice for our community.
Promoting and protecting human rights and equality before the law.
PCLC will …
We assist vulnerable and disadvantaged people to obtain justice that they would otherwise be denied
We work towards strengthening the capacity of all people to understand their rights, pursue their interests and understand their responsibilities
We treat all people justly, reasonably and in a non-discriminatory manner
We are free from external control or influence and are therefore unfettered in our ability to speak for our clients and our community
We deliver service based upon our strong moral principles and ethics
We are a leading legal assistance sector organisation committed to providing quality, evidence based solutions to pressing issues facing our community
We treat others with dignity and in a manner which demonstrates regard to their feelings, wishes, autonomy and rights
These values underpin all that PCLC stands for and does.
They strengthen our organisation and its capacity to deliver on its promises.
Please view our full PCLC Strategic Plan 2020-24