ARC Justice (Advocacy and Rights Centre Ltd) was established in 2000. Beginning as a tenancy rights and advocacy service and going on to establish two community legal centres in Bendigo and Shepparton which service a huge area of Victoria, it has a proud history of community engagement, partnerships, advocacy and campaigning.

ARC’s programs now provide legal and tenancy support services across ten local government areas in central and northern Victoria. As part of its exciting growth plans and with the commencement of the new Bendigo Law Courts, it has created a number of new roles within the organisation, including two Family Violence Lawyer positions at the Bendigo office.

The Position:

As a Family Violence Lawyer you will play a key role in maximising the opportunities possible through the commencement of the Specialist Family Violence Court. You will have the opportunity to develop and hone high quality advocacy skills, be supported to consider and explore impactful multi-disciplinary partnerships, and work with Senior Lawyers to identify opportunities for strategic advocacy and law reform.

You will be initially trained in family violence law, and participate in a tailored professional development plan to develop competency in a range of associated legal areas aligned with organisational priorities and incumbent interest. ARC Justice invests heavily in the development of its team and encourages creative and reflective practice that explores new ways of using law for beneficial societal change.

To find out more about this exciting new role, please click here to view the position description!


About You

The successful candidate will have demonstrated capacity for advocacy and the ability to engage empathetically with people experiencing disadvantage and trauma. You will be values driven and collaborative, and hold a passion for social justice and supporting people and communities to reach their full potential.

To Apply:

To be considered for this opportunity you must meet the following criteria: Have an Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency status and currently hold or be willing to obtain the relevant clearances and checks that are essential for this role. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received, for a confidential discussion and more information contact Mark Williams on 0450 311272.

For email enquiries and application submissions please forward in Word format to

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 7th March.