driven justice

Since 1972

I need legal advice

We run a free legal advice service

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I want to read about the law

Read the Law Handbook to learn about your legal rights

We work towards a fairer and more just Victorian community, one in which the legal and broader social system supports equality and justice

Night Service

We run a free legal advice night service

Court based services

We may be able to help you on the day of court

Legal support programs

Our programs include:

Family Violence Health Justice Partnerships

Drug Outreach Lawyer program

Criminal Defence practice

Migrant Employment Law Clinic

and more

Prison law advice line

We offer legal advice and information for prisoners and their families.

Activists Rights

Learn about your protest and advocacy rights

When the Fitzroy Legal Service opened its doors on 18 December 1972, it became Australia’s first non-Aboriginal community legal centre. Located in the basement of the Fitzroy Town Hall, in what was then one of the poorest suburbs of Melbourne, this new legal service set out to do the unthinkable: provide free legal advice to all comers.

Latest news and updates

October 27, 2021
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2021
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October 22, 2021
Human Rights don’t stop at prison gates. It is time to end routine strip searching of people in prison!
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April 7, 2021
Over-representation of people with ABI in prison population
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January 8, 2021
Peter Lynch – Law Handbook contributor
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February 18, 2021
Brian Wright – Law Handbook Contributor
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March 24, 2021
The Victorian Government Must End Its Harmful Obsession with Expanding Victoria’s Prison System
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