Family Violence Legal Service

Loddon Campaspe CLC 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 solicitors, please call (03) 5445 0900 or 1800 450 909 (if calling from outside Bendigo). You do not need a referral to access our services.

 

Family Violence Service at the Courts

Bendigo Magistrates’ Court – every Tuesday
Echuca Magistrates’ Court – every Tuesday
Kyneton Magistrates’ Court – alternate Mondays (sitting in Castlemaine while court redevelopment underway)
Maryborough Magistrates’ Court – alternate Thursdays
Swan Hill Magistrates’ Court – Third Wednesday of the month (shared with Murray Mallee CLC)

Ask for the service at the Court Reception (or the Court Network desk in Bendigo).

Please note: Respondents to 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 you view 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
Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491
Lifeline: 131 114
Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

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