Mental Health Legal Centre Inc.

About Us


The Mental Health Legal Centre (MHLC) provides a free and confidential legal service to anyone who has experienced mental illness in Victoria where their legal problem relates to their mental illness.

All centre activities aim to promote the rights of people who experience mental illness. The Centre is a non-profit organisation run by an independent Board of Governance.

The Mental Health Legal Centre is part of a network of Community Legal Centres located throughout Victoria and Australia. Community Legal Centres provide a three-tiered approach to the law, through casework, community legal education and law reform/policy.

Telephone Advice Line

If you need to talk to a lawyer, please call our telephone advice line on (03) 9629 4422 or 1800 555 887 (freecall for country callers only) during the following times:

Tuesday 6.30pm to 8.30pm


Thursday 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Please note that this service is only available to Victorian mental health consumers (or representatives provided we have obtained consumer permission to speak on their behalf) about their own issues.

The Centre can accept reverse charge calls in an emergency.



This Web site has been created by the Mental Health Legal Centre Inc. as an educational and information resource. You should not treat such general information over the internet as being good or sufficient legal advice for any particular situation. If you find yourself in need of information about your legal rights and obligations, you should consult a lawyer licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. 

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