ARC Justice is an independent, not-for-profit, human rights organisation. Our programs deliver accessible legal services, tenancy advice and support to those in our community in the greatest need. We deliver community education and advocate for systemic change that enhances the rights of rural and regional Victorians. We recognise that housing and legal issues do not occur in isolation and we work with local partners to ensure a whole-of-person approach to our work.
Where we work
Our service covers a large part of central and northern Victoria. Our Bendigo- based Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre and Housing Justice operate primarily in the Loddon Campaspe region, comprising the local government areas of Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander. Our Shepparton- based Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre operates across the local government areas of Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Strathbogie, Moira, Benalla and Mansfield.
An inclusive community built on a foundation of human rights and equality before the law.
We promote equality before the law for people in rural and regional Victoria by: providing legal, advocacy and support services; elevating justice as an issue in public discourse; and advocating for systemic change that upholds human rights.
Principles that underpin our work
Community: We serve, build capacity and are accountable to the community to which we belong.
Learning: We are inquisitive and receptive to new ideas, use evidence-based practice and share our knowledge to achieve the greatest impact for our communities. We learn from both our successes and mistakes.
Partnership: We believe partnership and collaboration with individuals, communities and organisations is the only way to create meaningful and sustainable change.
People: We are committed to ethical and sustainable practice that values our people in achieving our purpose.
Recognition of First Peoples: We celebrate the strength, culture and contribution of our First Peoples. We recognise the systemic injustices brought against them, and work in partnership with local Aboriginal communities to bring justice.
Respect: In all of our work, we show respect. We value diversity and acknowledge differences, knowing these strengthen our community.