COVID-19 Service Update
Our free legal advice and support services are still available by telephone.
To protect the health and safety of our clients, staff and the community, we have changed the way we deliver our services, but we are still here to help.
If you have a legal problem and need assistance, please call us to book a telephone appointment.
Phone: (03) 5831 0900 or FREECALL 1800 310 900
All appointments will be conducted by telephone until further notice.
If it is not safe to call us from your home, you can visit your local police station and ask for their assistance to contact us.
In an emergency, please call ‘000’.
Please see our COVID-19 page for links to helpful legal resources, and answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and your legal rights.
Goulburn Valley CLC is a generalist CLC that undertakes a range of activities, including:
- legal assistance (information, referral, advice and casework)
- community development and legal education
- law reform and special projects
Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre (GVCLC) is based in Shepparton and operates across the region in the local government areas of Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Strathbogie, Benalla, Mansfield and Moira.
Core Services and Specialist Projects
GVCLC provides free and confidential legal advice appointments for people who live or work in Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Strathbogie, Benalla, Mansfield and Moira shires.
- Daytime advice appointments, Monday to Friday during business hours
- Night advice appointments, Tuesdays 6:00pm – 8:30pm by appointment
We can provide advice on a wide range of legal issues. We also provide information about the law and resources to help people solve their legal problems.
We prioritise assisting people who are experiencing social and economic disadvantage, and who cannot afford a private solicitor or who are ineligible for legal aid.
We also provide duty lawyers services to assist people with family violence matters at courts in Shepparton, Benalla, Mansfield, Cobram and Seymour.
Find out more about GVCLC services here.
In addition to providing free legal advice, GVCLC also delivers a number of specialist projects. We understand that legal issues do not occur in isolation. Often our clients will be experiencing other health or social challenges that are contributing to their legal problems. We work in partnerships with local organisations to ensure that our clients can access the legal and other health and social supports that they need.
Our current projects include:
- Health Justice Partnership with Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative
- Employment Law Project with JobWatch and Barwon Community Legal Centre
Find out more about GVCLC projects here