News & Events

Celebrating 30 Years!

On Friday 11th November we celebrated 30 years of the Barwon Community Legal Service assisting the community with an event for our staff, volunteers, board members and supporters both past and present.   An exciting part of the event was the screening of the new BCLS movie which showcases the work that we do for […]

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Dancing in the streets!

On Saturday 12 November, Barwon Community Legal Service joined staff from Bethany Community Support, Diversitat, City of Greater Geelong and a bunch of young people to stop traffic in Geelong CBD between Market Square and Westfield Shopping Centres. The group surprised unassuming shoppers with a Flash Mob dance in the street that was aimed at […]

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Meet Frankie – Social Work Student Profile

My name is Francisco Rodriguez (Frankie). I recently turned 25 and I was born in Los Angeles where I lived for most of my life. Born to a single Mexican Mum, we eventually moved back to Mexico when I was five months old, and returned to L.A. when I was five. Spanish was my first […]

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Success for our clients with Centrelink appeals

Our legal advice and assistance to client’s challenging Centrelink decisions at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has resulted in the reversal of two detrimental decisions recently. Both successful appeals have made a very meaningful impact on the lives of our clients who would otherwise be under severe financial strain and subsequent stress. Read about Jane* and […]

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Law Students get an education in Community Legal Centres

“My first days at BCLS consisted of a very quick and warm welcome followed by a very quick immersion into work. In just over a week I went from orientation to taking one-on-one interviews with clients and running my own files. Under the close supervision of the lawyers, I have already noticed an improvement in […]

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Rent Arrears – get help early

We have recently seen an influx in clients seeking assistance with rent arrears problems. As we move into the festive season, which can be a difficult time financially, we look at what you or your clients can do to stay out of trouble with rent arrears.   How to avoid getting into rent arrears   […]

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Notice of Annual General Meeting and Special General Meeting

Formal notice is given to all members of Barwon Community Legal Service Inc. of the 2016 Annual General Meeting: 4:00 – 5:00 PM Tuesday 13th December 2016 Barwon Community Legal Service Level 1, 63 Thomson Street Belmont VIC 3216 The AGM will be immediately followed by a Special General Meeting of members to contemplate the […]

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Barwon Community Legal Service International Volunteer Day Thank You Event

In celebration of International Volunteer Day (5th Dec) and to recognise and thank our wonderful volunteers for the contribution they make to our service, we are holding an afternoon tea on Tuesday 6th December at the Carousel, Geelong Waterfront.   We have invited around 100 volunteers who are either still actively assisting our service or […]

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Festive Season Closure

BCLS will close for the festive season on Friday 23rd December 2016 and will re-open on Monday 9th January 2017. We wish everyone a safe and happy festive season and new year.

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Like us on Facebook

Don’t forget to ‘like’ our facebook page to keep up-to-date with our news and upcoming events in our region. You can find our new BCLS movie and the flashmob movie on our facebook page.   https://www.facebook.com/barwoncls/

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