Barwon Warm Safe Home Project

As part of the Geelong Seniors festival we are hosting the Barwon Warm Safe Home project.  This community art project is about taking a stand against elder abuse in our community.  We are inviting community members to harness their inner artist and help us make 1,000 crafted houses for the Seniors Festival in October 2020. […]

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Employment Law Explained

Our community lawyer, Shane Foyster, spoke to Tom and Loggy on K-Rock about employment rights and COVID-19.  

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We Talk Centrelink on K-Rock

Our community Lawyer, Emma Cvitak, talked to Stampsy and Josh on K-Rock about Centrelink, and answered these common questions arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. – I’ve lost my job because of COVID-19, what Centrelink payments am I eligible for? – Does my partner’s income and assets matter? – So you’ve figured out which payment […]

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Please call us if you need legal help.

We are now delivering all our services by phone, including duty lawyer services at Geelong and Colac Magistrate’s courts. Please call 1300 430 599 if you need legal help, we are here for you.

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Services Update – COVID-19 Response

The outbreak of COVID-19 continues to pose a significant health threat to people across the globe. As the nature of the outbreak changes, the response from relevant authorities is evolving accordingly. BCLS will continue to provide legal help and support services to our community members as best we can.  Our clients, staff and volunteers are […]

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Demystifying the law through community legal education – Portraits of Justice Project

Portraits of Justice was an innovative community legal education and art project to help young people in Geelong understand legal issues and the free local services that can help them. Throughout a series of workshops, young people from a diverse range of backgrounds met with a range of local legal professionals who discussed their role […]

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SAFEStreets: A youth-led crime prevention education and awareness campaign

Young people at risk offending will soon have the chance to co-design an education campaign aimed at increasing young people’s understanding of the Victorian Justice system. SAFEStreets will be delivered in two phases – the first a co-design process led by young people in partnership with key stakeholders in the justice system.  Through this process […]

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Without Prejudice – a Q & A with Barwon Community Legal Service

Damien Pitts from the Barwon Community Legal Service appeared on Mitchell’s Front Page to talk about the laws around voting and elections.

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Tenancy Advice & Advocacy Program

IMPORTANT UPDATE We are regretfully closing our tenancy program from July 1, 2017 due to changes in funding allocations by Consumer Affairs Victoria. The exception is for Deakin University students who will continue to receive tenancy assistance through the Sort It partnership. From July 1, all other private tenancy-related matters should be referred to:  Diversitat (Geelong and […]

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Free Information Session: Job Hunting & Skilled Visa Options

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 1 PM Our Sort It! team is running a  free legal information session for international students at Deakin. The session will be presented at Burwood and live streamed to Geelong where we will have one of our friendly lawyers hosting the event. Need to know more about applying for a Temporary […]

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