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Moonee Valley Legal Service provides free and confidential legal advice, information, referrals and ongoing casework assistance to people who live, work or study within the City of Moonee Valley. These services are offered by appointment from our main offices in Ascot Vale and at our various outreach locations.

Moonee Valley Legal Service has guidelines for the types of legal matters our service can assist with. In some instances, we can offer legal advice at an initial appointment but will be unable to provide legal assistance through ongoing casework. The types of legal problems we can generally help with include:


  • Car accidents and traffic matters

  • Child Protection

  • Consumer issues (for consumers)

  • Criminal matters

  • Crimes compensation (Victims of Crimes)

  • Debts

  • Discrimination

  • Divorce

  • Employment 

  • Family Law (excluding property matters)

  • Family Violence (via our Safe from Harm family violence program)

  • Fines

  • Intervention orders

  • Small civil claims

  • Stalking

  • Tenancy for residents


We take a range of matters into account when determining whether we can assist with ongoing case work support. We consider the merits of the case, whether the client encounters barriers (or otherwise has limited access to) legal assistance, the expertise of our lawyers, availability of assistance from other appropriate services or agencies, any public interest considerations and the urgency of the matter.

For a range of legal and practical reasons we are generally unable to assist with the following legal problems:

  • Adoption

  • Bankruptcy

  • Body Corporate/Owners Corporation

  • Building contracts

  • Business partnerships

  • Binding Financial Property Agreements

  • Commercial Law

  • Conveyancing Deeds/Trusts

  • Defamation

  • Intellectual Property

  • International law

  • Loan Applications/Guarantees

  • Maritime Law

  • Migration Law/Refugee Law

  • Neighbourhood disputes

  • Personal Injury

  • TAC

  • Taxation

  • Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney

  • Work Cover

Where we can't assist, we will endeavour to make an appropriate referral. 


For more information regarding our services, please contact us on (03) 9376 7929.

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