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Moonee Valley Legal Service provides free and confidential legal advice, information, referrals and ongoing casework assistance. This assistance is generally available, by appointment, to persons who live, work or study within the City of Moonee Valley. 


We have guidelines regarding the types of legal problems we can assist with.


  • Car accidents and traffic matters

  • Criminal matters

  • Compensation for victims of crime

  • Consumer issues for consumers

  • Debts

  • Discrimination

  • Divorce

  • Employment

  • Family Law 

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

  • Fines and Infringements

  • Freedom of Information

  • Guardianship

  • Intervention orders

  • Small civil claims

  • Consumer complaints

  • Police complaints

  • Tenancy for residents

  • Stalking

  • Employment problems including unfair dismissal and discrimination


In some instances and in relation to some areas of law, we may provide legal advice at an initial appointment but be unable to provide ongoing legal assistance or casework.


Where we are unable to assist, we will endeavour to make an appropriate referral(s). 

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

  • 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

  • Powers of Attorney

  • Solicitor complaints

  • TAC

  • Taxation

  • Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney

  • Work Cover

We take a range of factors into account when determining whether we can provide casework support. These include the merits of the case, whether the client faces barriers to (or otherwise has limited access to) legal assistance and support, expertise of our lawyers and urgency of the matter.

To find out if we can assist you, contact us on (03) 9376 7929.



We also provide free community legal education sessions on a range of topics including fines, cyberbulling, wills and estates, family violence and family law. These sessions are available for community groups and organisations and content and delivery can be tailored to needs. To make a booking, contact us on (03) 9376 7929.

For further information about our advice and casework guidelines, please contact us on 9376 7929.

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