About Us

About WEstjustice

Our Work

WEstjustice is a community organisation that provides free legal help to people in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.

We can help with a broad range of everyday legal problems including consumer disputes, credit and debt, family law and family violence, fines, motor vehicle accidents, tenancy and more.

We have offices in Footscray, Werribee and Sunshine, as well as a number of outreach services. Visit our Legal Help page to find out more.

We also provide free community legal education, undertake law reform activities and work in partnership with our local communities to deliver innovative projects that build legal capacity and improve access to justice. Visit our Community Development and Law Reform page to find out more. 

Our Vision

WEstjustice believes in a just and fair society where the law and its processes don’t discriminate against vulnerable people, and where those in need have ready and easy access to quality legal education, information, advice and casework services.

Our Aims

WEstjustice aims to be:

  • A go-to organisation for state and national governments for input on relevant law and policy reform that is also routinely consulted by councils and the private sector
  • A one-stop agency for legal services for vulnerable people in the Western suburbs of Melbourne
  • Strongly engaged with the broader community and working within multi-agency relationships
  • Supported by a highly skilled workforce with core and complimentary skills that works in collaborative cross-issue teams
  • Supported by an organisational culture that values innovation, a strategic approach, public interest casework and advocacy and supports staff in their capacity to deliver our objectives
  • Supported by financial stability sufficient to service the key specialist legal needs of vulnerable people in the Western suburbs of Melbourne
Our Team
Board of Directors
Staff
Volunteers and Interns
Our Partners

Funding Bodies

WEstjustice receives State and Commonwealth government funding through Victoria Legal Aid. We receive funding for our Consumer Advice and Advocacy Program and our Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Program from Consumer Affairs Victoria.

Our Clinical Legal Education program receives funding from Victoria University.

Our community development and law reform projects are funded by a variety of philanthropic and other sources including:

  • Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Victorian Government
  • Department of Justice and Regulation, Victorian Government
  • Department of Social Services, Commonwealth Government
  • Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
  • Hobsons Bay City Council
  • Hoppers Club
  • Insurance Council of Australia
  • Jack Brockoff Foundation
  • Legal Services Board Victoria
  • Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
  • Newsboys Foundation
  • R E Ross Trust
  • Scanlon Foundation
  • Slater and Gordon
  • Taxi Services Commission
  • Victorian Government CLC Assistance Fund
  • Victorian Women’s Trust
  • Wyndham City Council 

Partner Organisations

WEstjustice works in partnership with our communities to provide legal services for vulnerable people, build legal capacity in our community and address systemic legal issues that affect access to justice.

Our partner organisations include:

  • Ashurst
  • Australian Bankers Association
  • CommUnity Plus
  • Djerriwah Health Services
  • EACH Social and Community Health
  • Djerriwarrh health services
  • Domestic Violence Victoria
  • Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW
  • Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria
  • Financial Counselling Australia
  • Grange P-12 College
  • HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
  • Insurance Council of Australia
  • King and Wood Mallesons
  • MiCare New Hope Foundation
  • Social Security Rights Victoria
  • Tandem Media
  • Victoria University
  • Werribee Mercy Hospital
  • Wyndham Community and Education Centre
  • Wyndham Youth Resource Centre

We also collaborate closely with:

  • AMES
  • Anglicare
  • Catholic Care
  • Deakin University
  • Good Shepherd
  • Hobsons Bay City Council
  • ISIS Primary Care
  • Sunshine Legal Aid
  • Williamstown Community Education Centre
  • Women’s Health West
  • Wyndham City Council

WE are located

  • Footscray
  • Werribee
  • Sunshine
Footscray

Level 1 / 72 Buckley Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Tel: + 61 3 9749 7720
Fax: + 61 3 9749 8276
Email:  admin@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.30am-1.00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Advice by appointment only.

Werribee

Level 1 / 8 Watton Street, Werribee VIC 3030

Tel: + 61 3 9749 7720
Fax: + 61 3 9749 8276
Email:  admin@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.00am-1.00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Advice by appointment only.

Sunshine

Visy Cares Hub, 80B Harvester Road, Sunshine VIC 3020

Tel: + 61 3 9091 8237
Fax: + 61 3 9091 8207
Email:  sunshine@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9.30am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-4.30pm.

Drop-in service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30am-4.30pm, for people up to 25 years old ONLY.