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 Bendigo office or call us on (03) 5445 0909 or FREECALL 1800 450 909 during office hours, Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. 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:
Bendigo Magistrates’ Court – every Tuesday
Echuca Magistrates’ Court – every Tuesday
Kyneton Magistrates’ Court – every second Mondays
Maryborough Magistrates’ Court – every second Thursdays
Castlemaine Magistrates’ Court – by request
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