About this service
Our dedicated family violence legal service helps people with family violence intervention orders and related legal issues (like family law and child protection).
We provide legal advice and court support to people who are experiencing family violence, applying for an intervention order, or responding to an intervention order.
Our lawyers are available to assist people with family violence intervention order matters at local Magistrates’ Courts through our family violence duty lawyer service.
For people experiencing family violence with other complex legal or safety needs, we may also be able to provide legal advice before court and ongoing legal representation.
Who is this service for?
This service is for anyone who is:
- Experiencing or at risk of family violence;
- Applying for an intervention order; or
- Responding to an intervention order.
How to access this service
To find out if we can help you at court, or to book an appointment for legal advice before your court date, please visit our Shepparton office or call us on (03) 5831 0900 or FREECALL 1800 310 900 during office hours, Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. You do not need a referral.
If you need help on the day at court, please go to the Court Registry Office and ask to speak to a lawyer on duty. You do not need an appointment.
Our lawyers are available at the following courts:
Shepparton Specialist Family Violence Court – every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Shepparton Family Drug Treatment Court – once a month on Fridays
Koori Court (in Shepparton) – once a month on Fridays
Seymour Magistrates’ Court – every Friday
Benalla Magistrates’ Court – every Tuesday
Cobram Magistrates’ Court – every second Wednesdays
Mansfield Magistrates’ Court – every second Wednesdays
When you contact us to make an appointment, we will ask you some questions about your legal problem and confirm your personal details. We use this information to work out if we have a lawyer that can help you. If we can’t help, we will give you information about other legal services that might be able to assist.
Legal Help Request Form
Fill in the form below to contact us for help. If your matter is urgent, or you have a court date coming up, please call us.
Other support services that are available to help you 24-hours a day include:
13 11 14
Safe Steps Family Violence Help Line
1800 015 188
1300 78 99 78
Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800