Central Highlands Community Legal Centre Inc. (CLCHC)

CHCLC is a not-for-profit organisation that provides free legal advice, information and community legal education to people who live, work or study in the Central Highlands or Wimmera regions of Victoria.

15 Dawson Street North, Ballarat

(03) 5331 5999
1800 466 488




Opening Hours:
(excluding Victorian and local Public Holidays) 

Monday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 7.30pm (Evening by appointments only)
Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

  • Financial Counselling for Women Affected by Family Violence

    Central Highlands Community Legal Centre, is pleased to offer a FREE financial counselling service, thanks to the generous support of the Department of Justice and Regulation Victoria.   

    An experienced and knowledgeable financial counsellor is provided by CAFS Ballarat to operate the service and provides women affected by family violence the opportunity to review their financial situation, address outstanding debts and negotiate variations to their contracts or payment arrangements.

    Should you, or another women you know, be affected by family violence, they can contact us on 5331 5999 to make an appointment.

    (Service ends 24th December, 2017)

  • Legal Advice and Referral

    Free and confidential legal advice in the following areas: 
    -Family Law
    -Family Violence 
    -Criminal Law/Police Matters 
    -Road Traffic Offences/Fines
    -Youth Law
    -Centerlink Problems 
    -Neighbourhood Disputes 
    -Motor Vehicle Accidents 
    -Debts/Consumer Credit 
    -Victims of Crime 
    -Discrimination/Equal Opportunity 
    -Simple Wills 
    -Powers of Attorney

    Advice is given by appointment only. Appointments can be face-to-face at Ballarat, at an Outreach location or by telephone.
    Phone: (03) 5331 5999
    Freecall: 1800 466 488
    15 Dawson Street North, Ballarat 3350

  • Family Violence Duty Lawyer Services

    Central Highlands Community Legal Centre provides a free family Violence Duty Lawyer Service at Ballarat Magistrates Court, Ararat & Stawell Magistrates Court.

    Self- referral. Duty Lawyer services provided on family violence court sitting days.
    (Tuesday and Wednesday at Ballarat)

  • Community Legal Education

    We can do talks on topics for young people such as: 
    -Sex and the Law
    -Bullying/Cyber bullying
    -Police Powers, your rights and responsibilities

    Contact us for more information: 03 5331 5999