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Legal Aid

There are duty lawyers from Victoria Legal Aid at all Children's Courts in the Melbourne metropolitan area and on mention days at all other Children's Courts in Victoria. They are available for children in family or criminal cases, and parents of children in family cases who need legal advice or representation in court. Most children are able to obtain legal aid free of charge.

For free legal information, call Victoria Legal Aid on 1300 792 387 between 8.45 am and 5.15 pm, Monday to Friday.  Multilingual telephone information is also provided.