About the Program

The Employment Law Program was established to provide support and advice to temporary visa workers in employment and workplace law matters.  The program is targeted at 417 and 462 temporary visa holders and aims to prevent exploitation of these workers.

How we can help

Free Information and Advice

If you are a temporary visa holder working in the Greater Geelong region, the team at Barwon CLS can:

  • Help you to understand your work rights
  • Check if you are being paid correctly
  • Help you make a claim if you have been underpaid or treated unfairly

Submit an online query below or call Sharon or Victor on 1300 430 599.  Remember we are a FREE service.

Employment Law Clinic

We run an Employment Law Clinic every Tuesday evening from 5:00pm.  This provides an opportunity for people to attend outside normal working hours.  Appointments are required so please contact us on 1300 430 599.

When: Tuesday Evenings
Address: Level 1, 63 Thomson Street Belmont

The Informed Backpacker

Don’t need legal advice right now, but want to stay in touch? The Informed Backpacker Facebook page has been established to provide access to information and resources for 417 and 462 visa holders in the Geelong region.  Follow us here: fb.me/informed.backpacker

Check your Pay!

Not sure if you have been paid correctly?  Send us a copy of a recent payslip and we will review it for you!  Use the form below to upload a copy or photo of your payslip and we will get in touch.

Your Name *

Your Email *

Your Phone Number *

Visa *

Employer Name

Employer Location

Position/Job Role

Please Provide a brief description of your concerns

If you would like us to review your payslip, please upload it here