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Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS)

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS)

VALS provides free legal advice and representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The services VALS provides are as follows:

  • Information, initial legal advice, minor assistance and referral;
  • Duty lawyer assistance;
  • Legal casework services including representation and assistance, covering Criminal Law, Civil Law and Family Law matters.

Clients are also supported by specialised Family Violence CSOs who provide holistic wrap-around support that enhances the outcomes we’re seeking.

VALS has an “On-Call” after-hours service which is provided through the Preston office. All calls before 9.00am and after 5.00pm are diverted to the rostered On-call Client Service Officer (CSO).


(03) 9418 5999

Toll free: 1800 064 865


Offices located across Victoria.

Aboriginal services
Justice, courts & legal
Bayside Peninsula
Brimbank Melton
Central Highlands
Hume Moreland
Inner Eastern Melbourne
Inner Gippsland
North Eastern Melbourne
Outer Eastern Melbourne
Outer Gippsland
Ovens Murray
Southern Melbourne
Western District
Western Melbourne
Type of service: 
Specialist services