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Moonee Valley Legal Service


Moonee Valley Legal Service provides free legal advice, information, referral and ongoing casework assistance to anyone who lives or works within the City of Moonee Valley.


Free interpreters and translators can be arranged - please make your request when making an appointment.

For urgent domestic violence matters contact the Police on 000.



Employment opportunity

Moonee Valley Legal Service is seeking a part-time community lawyer (0.8FTE) for a fixed-term period of 12 months.

This role is based in Ascot Vale and will involve the provision of advice, casework and advocacy services to disadvantaged clients on a range of legal issues, with a focus on family law and family violence related matters. It will also include the supervision of volunteers and junior lawyers, the provision of legal information sessions at the Family Relationships Centre in Broadmeadows and representation of clients at legally assisted Family Dispute Resolution conferences.

3 years + legal experience and eligibility to hold an unrestricted practising certificate is essential. Family law and family violence experience in the CLC sector is preferred.

Please see the position description for more details.

For further information please contact Lauren Hills, Manager, on (03) 9376 7929.

Please send applications via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by COB Tuesday 30th November, 2015.

All applications should include a covering letter, a document addressing the key selection criteria in the position description, and a resume.


Youth Advisory Group

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Young people with ideas wanted!

Want to be a part of our new Youth Advisory Group? It’ll look great on your resume!

We’ll get together just 4 times a year and chat about how the needs of local youth could be better met. Tell us the best ways to connect with local kids, what concerns they have (eg. cyberbullying, legal rights, fines etc) and what information they need.

You don’t need to be an expert, just be willing to get involved.

 Give us a call.



Community Advisory Committee

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An initiative you can be part of!

Become a community representative on our new advisory committee.

If you can attend just 4 meetings per year, and would like to help us better meet the needs of the local community we would love to hear from you. Please give us a call



Safe from Harm

A new project from the MVLS will address domestic violence on the Flemington and Ascot Vale Housing estates.

It is hoped that the Safe from Harm project will increase awareness of domestic violence and available services in Flemington and Ascot Vale, address domestic violence within the community and reduce the number of police incidents relating to domestic violence.

Delivered in conjunction with the Flemington & Kensington Community Legal Service, the Safe from Harm project is funded by the Legal Services Board to provide a culturally specific service to communities on both housing estates.

The Safe from Harm referral directory can be found here

SFH launch

Do Not Knock 

Salespeople ignore Do-Not-Knock stickers at their peril. The Federal Court has fined door-knockers $1 million for ignoring do-not-knock stickers in a landmark decision for consumer rights in Australia.

To obtain advice about door to door sales agreements or to pick up your free Do-Not-Knock sticker please visit the Moonee Valley Legal Service.

The full text of the decision can be found here

Yvonne Kernan - Moonee Valley Citizen of the Year

Ascot Vale resident and MVLS Board member Yvonne Kernan has been awarded with the Moonee Valley Citizen of the Year. Yvonne has played a major role in reviving MVLS and assisted local residents in critical planning issues and local government policy. 

The team at MVLS congratulates Yvonne for her continued support and achievements! 





Avondale height Library Outreach

Avondale Heights Library:
67-79 Military Road,
Avondale Heights, 3034               
Mondays 1.30pm - 4.30pm
(by appointment only)

Contact Us

13A Wingate Avenue 
Ascot Vale 3032

Phone: (03) 9376 7929
Fax: (03) 9376 9748
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Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm 
(by appointment only)

Monday Night Drop In Service at Wingate Avenue Community Centre: 
Mon 6:30pm - 8.30pm

We also have an outreach at the Avondale Heights Library:
67-79 Military Road,
Avondale Heights, 3034               
Mondays 1.30pm - 4.30pm
(by appointment only)

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