The Whittlesea Community Legal Service,a core program of WCC, provides free legal help to people who live, work or study in the City of Whittlesea and surrounding communities. The Service serves one of the fastest growing and most culturally diverse regions in Melbourne with our main office located in Epping at WCC offices. We also assist clients at various outreach services within the City of Whittlesea including in Mill Park, Doreen, and Whittlesea Township and at the Family Relationships Centre in Greensborough.
Our legal team provides advice on many areas of the law and are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. For those unable to attend day-time appointments, our Monday night service operates from 6.30pm.
Our work falls into four main categories: legal information and referrals, legal advice and case work, community legal information and law reform and advocacy.
Our aim is to make people more aware of the law so that they can make more informed decisions. Legal education sessions are an important way in which this can be achieved and we are able to organise and provide sessions which outline rights and responsibilities in various areas of the law. These sessions can be provided to groups on request, though we actively seek out these opportunities and are happy to discuss ideas that you might have.
We can provide legal help in relation to a range of legal issues, and if we cannot assist, we can provide legal information or a referral to the appropriate service to assist you. Our Epping office contains a wide range of legal brochures and pamphlets that are available to the public for free.to contact us please call our legal reception desk on 9401 6654 during business hours or alternatively call into WCC offices at Epping Plaza.
In order to ensure that as many people as possible are able to access our services, we outreach to a number of locations within Whittlesea and the surrounding area.
If you live close to one of these locations and find it difficult to get to our Epping Plaza office , contact the legal service to book an appointment on (03) 9401 6655.
Mill Park - (Mill Park Community House)
68 Mill Park Drive, Mill Park VIC 3082
Lalor - (Anglicare - female clients only)
8 Hurtle Street, Lalor VIC 3075
Epping - (Kildonan Uniting Care)
188 McDonalds Road , Epping VIC 3076
Doreen - (Laurimar Community Activity Centre)
10 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen VIC 3754
Whittlesea - (Plenty Valley Community Health)
40-42 Walnut Street, Whittlesea VIC 3757