Family Violence Legal Service

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre offers free legal advice and support to people experiencing family violence when they appear at Bendigo, Maryborough, Echuca, Castlemaine and Kyneton Magistrates’ Courts.

IF YOU ARE IN DANGER CALL 000

To make an appointment to talk to one of our Family Violence lawyers, please call (03) 5445 0909 or 1800 450 909 (if calling from outside Bendigo). You do not need a referral to access our services.

Family Violence Court Assistance

We help people who are applying for Family Violence Intervention Orders at courts in Bendigo, Echuca, Kyneton, Maryborough and Castlemaine.

Ask for our service at the Registry Office (or the Court Network desk in Bendigo).

Bendigo Magistrates’ Court – every Tuesday
Echuca Magistrates’ Court – every Tuesday
Kyneton Magistrates’ Court – alternate Mondays
Maryborough Magistrates’ Court – alternate Thursdays
Castlemaine Magistrates’ Court – on request

Please call us for more information on (03) 5445 0909 or 1800 450 909 (if calling from outside Bendigo).

Please note: Respondents to Family Violence Intervention Order applications generally receive assistance from the Victoria Legal Aid funded Duty Lawyer Service.

The Intervention Order process

To understand the Intervention Order process we recommend watching the following video, Steps 2 Safety. This video was produced by Eastern Community Legal Centre who kindly allowed us to drop it into our website.

Other supports

If you would like to speak with someone about your situation, the following support services are available:

1800RESPECT
National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service: 1800 737 732

Specialist Family Violence Service in the Loddon Campaspe region
Centre for Non Violence: 1800 884 292

Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491

Lifeline: 131 114

Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277

Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

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