Fitzroy Legal Service - a community legal centre

Going to the Children’s, Magistrates’ or County Court? Been charged by police? Not sure what to do?

Has your relationship broken down and you need to settle a property dispute, make parenting arrangements for your children, or need to apply for or defend an intervention order? We have criminal and family lawyers, including Law Institute Accredited Specialists, who can represent you.

Fitzroy Legal Service has a proud tradition of offering free and affordable legal advice to the Victorian community.

Fitzroy Legal Service is one of the oldest community legal centres in Australia, opening in 1972. We provide legal advice and casework services and play a significant role in the areas of law reform and community legal education. The service has a long history of running public interest cases and the experiences from the casework practice inform the law reform and community legal education activities of the organisation.

FLS provides free legal advice of an evening. This is a drop-in service, no appointments necessary.  Interpreting services can be arranged if necessary. We do not provide any legal advice by phone or email.  Opening Times for Night Service - Monday - Friday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm at 124 Johnston St,Fitzroy.

Submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence

Fitzroy Legal Service has provided support to the Homeless Person's Union of Victoria (HPUV) to make a submission for the Royal Commission into Family Violence. In order to make this submission, memb...

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Helping people out of the legal maze

You get a strong sense that Jen Black, Fitzroy Legal Service (FLS) senior community lawyer at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) in Collingwood, is driven by a deep conviction that community justice is...

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Support our end of financial year fundraising appeal

Each year we assist over 3,000 clients and undertake numerous community legal education sessions. Support us to continue to make access to justice a reality.

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Family Law Representation

Fitzroy Legal Service (FLS) now has two family lawyers; a family law specialist with over 20 years experience and a junior family lawyer.  FLS family lawyers can assist with:

-        Children’s matters

-        Property Settlement matters

-        Family Violence Intervention Order matters

FLS family lawyers can represent clients:

-        Eligible for a grant of legal aid

-        Who can pay very affordable private fees

Please call 9419 3744 to enquire about our services. 


Criminal and Intervention Order Representation

Are you going to court and can’t afford expensive legal fees? Our experienced criminal defence lawyers can help you:

- Defend criminal charges in the Magistrates’ and County Court

- Advise and appear for you on Appeal.

- Represent you at court in relation to your driving charges

We have been fighting for our community for over 40 years and are pleased to be able to offer high quality service to clients at reduced rates for clients who are not eligible for Legal Aid funding.

Please contact our reception on 03 9419 3744 to make an appointment.