Newly Arrived Communities

WEstjustice prioritises the provision of community legal education to members of newly arrived communities.

We recognise that the law pervades almost all aspects of our lives, both public and private. An inability to understand, interact with and successfully navigate the legal system can and does result not only in escalating legal problems, but in entrenched economic and social disadvantage. For newly arrived communities, an understanding of the law is critical to successful resettlement and full engagement in Australian life.

Our community legal education sessions are delivered to the client groups of settlement agencies throughout Melbourne’s West, as well as through English language programs offered by community centres and migrant resource centres.  Our sessions are provided to community members from dozens of countries around the world, at various stages of their resettlement journey.

They explore diverse areas of Australian law that directly intersect with resettlement including consumer law, driving, employment law, family law, family violence, infringements, neighbourhood disputes, the powers of police and protective services officers, public transport and more.

Any community organisation may request a free community legal education session by contacting Gillian Davy at gillian@westjustice.org.au.

 

 

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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. We do not provide advice by telephone or email

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. We do not provide advice by telephone or email.

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.