Aboriginal Legal Service Melbourne – head office

Street: 273 High Street
Postcode: Vic 3072
City: Preston
Country: Australia
Phone: 03 9418 5999 1800 064 865


The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Co-operative Limited (VALS) was established as a community controlled Co-operative Society in 1973. VALS plays an important role in providing referrals, advice/information, duty work or case work assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the State of Victoria. Solicitors at VALS specialise in one of three areas of law, being Criminal Law, Family Law and Civil Law.

VALS maintains a strong client service focus which is achieved through the role of Client Service Officers (CSOs) who act as a bridge between the legal system and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. VALS is actively involved in community education, research and advocacy around law reform and policy development. VALS strives to:

  • Promote social justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • Promote the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to empowerment, identity and culture;
  • Ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enjoy their rights, are aware of their responsibilities under the law and have access to appropriate advice, assistance and representation;
  • Reduce the disproportionate involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the criminal justice system; and
  • Promote the review of legislation and other practices which discriminate against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Aboriginal Legal Service Bairnsdale office
Shop 13, Riviera Plaza
80 Main Street, Bairnsdale Vic 3875
Tel: 5153 0445

Aboriginal Legal Service Ballarat office
16 Ripon Street South, Ballarat Vic 3352
Tel: 5331 3211

Aboriginal Legal Service Heywood office
22 Hunter Street, Heywood Vic 3304
Tel: 5527 2281

Aboriginal Legal Service Mildura office
41A Deakin Ave, Mildura Vic 3502
Tel: 5021 5122

Aboriginal Legal Service Morwell office
16 George Street, Morwell Vic 3840
Tel: 5133 9853

Aboriginal Legal Service Shepparton office
359A Wyndham Street, Shepparton Vic 3630
Tel: 5831 5840

Aboriginal Legal Service Swan Hill office
139A Campbell Street, Swan Hill Vic 3585
Tel: 5033 0295


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