During COVID19, our priority areas are:

  • Employment Law – COVID related employment matters
  • Tenancy matters for private renters, related to evictions, rental arrears and changes to leases due to COVID
  • Family Violence
  • Family Law – Parenting arrangements and child support
  • Centrelink

Contact us on 1300 430 599 to book an appointment with one of our lawyers.

We can provide free  legal advice, information and referral in the following areas:

Centrelink Matters

  • Pension and benefit rejections and cancellations
  • Centrelink debts
  • Disputes and appeals to Centrelink

Child Support

  • Paternity matters
  • Birth certificates
  • Debts and Arrears
  • Changing your assessment
  • Income estimates
  • Court based maintenance issues
  • Disputes and appeals to the Child Support Agency

Family Violence

  • Getting support
  • Intervention Orders
  • Duty lawyer assistance at Geelong and Colac Courts
  • Victims compensation
  • Social work program

Family Law (advice only)

  • Separation and divorce (where Family Violence is a compounding factor)
  • Property settlement
  • Children’s arrangements

General Law

  • Debt and Credit matters
  • Guardianship
  • Traffic Offences
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Neighborhood Disputes
  • Wills (palliative care in-patients only)
  • Powers of Attorney

Criminal Law (advice only)

  • Assault
  • Drink driving
  • Fines

For more information about the service please download our Service Brochure

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What we can’t help with

BCLS is unable to give advice on some areas of law. We can recommend other services that are able to give assistance with these areas of law which can be found in links section.

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Property Law