Mental Health Legal Centre Inc.
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. For a full list of matters our service can help with, please view or Night Service page.
Other support services
- Victoria Legal Aid
Link to Victoria Legal Aid's offices
- Generalist Community Legal Centres
List of Community Legal Centres that provide general legal advice to people in Victoria.
- Specialist Community Legal Centres
List of Community Legal Centres that focus on particular groups of people or areas of law.
- Court Network
Can provide emotional support and information for people going to Children's Court, Family Court, Coroners Court, Magistrates Court, County Court and Supreme Court
- Victorian Legal Services Board
Includes fact sheet on 'Working with your lawyer' and information on making complaints
- Mental Health Complaints Commissioner
- Office of the Chief Psychiatrist
You will also find further information about legal, financial, health and other support services in our Links section.