Referring to Justice Connect

If you are assisting someone experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Victoria, our Homeless Law service may be able to assist them by providing free legal advice and representation.

Assistance is provided in the metro Melbourne area and Geelong.

If the person has an upcoming court or VCAT date, please contact us as soon as possible, as finding the right lawyer can take time.

Homeless Law can only assist with the following types of legal issues:

  • housing and tenancy (in particular preventing evictions – please call us if the helpseeker has received a Notice to Vacate, has a VCAT hearing or is otherwise facing eviction into homelessness)
  • fines and infringements connected to homelessness
  • guardianship and administration orders (for example where a court makes orders for someone to look after your financial affairs or assets)
  • credit and debt problems
  • some criminal law matters

Homeless Law cannot assist with family law matters, however we can assist victims of family violence who are having problems with their tenancies.

For family law problems please contact Victoria Legal Aid on 1300 792 387 or find a local community legal service that may be able to assist.

How to make a referral

You can make a referral online using the form below or call 1800 606 313 between 9.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm.

For guidance on legal issues and eligibility:

Homeless Law eligibility flowchart May 2017 Download PDF (86 KB)
    Please ensure that you have consent to disclose the person's personal, health and/or sensitive information and information about their legal matter (see our privacy policy at the end of this form). If you do not have consent to share this information please call us on (03) 8636 4408 to discuss the person's matter anonymously.
    You may select more than one.
  • For example housing provider in eviction matter
    Eg a hearing, or eviction date.
  • Please provide details, dates etc
  • Eg court notices, eviction notices
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