Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) offers free legal assistance from its offices in Box Hill, Boronia and Healesville during the day, at night and also at various outreach locations across Melbourne’s east. ECLC is committed to reform that achieves equality and social justice within the legal system for communities and people experiencing disadvantage.

In addition to direct legal services, ECLC also undertakes Community Development activities that empower clients, workers and the general community. ECLC raises awareness of legal issues and provides education through projects and partnerships, workshops, media, events and publications.

ECLC has a small staff team and over 100 volunteers. ECLC is located in the Eastern region of Melbourne and serves the Cities of Whitehorse, Boroondara, Manningham, Maroondah, Knox and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.

Latest ECLC News:

Federal Election 2016: Candidates respond to key legal issues facing communities in Melbourne’s east

Federal Election 2016: ECLC letter to MPs and Candidates in Melbourne’s East

Critical Yarra Ranges and Eastern legal services again under Budget threat

Employment: Director – Partnerships and Community Development

ECLC Annual Volunteers Partnership Dinner – 12 May 2016.pdf

Media Release: Eastern CLC Welcomes FV Royal Commission Findings

Media Release: Commissioner Susan Ryan Launches Behind the Curtain: Elder Abuse Video for GPs

ECLC 2014-2015 Annual Report (PDF 6.5mb)

ECLC launches report: ‘Rental Stress in the East’ at 41st Annual General Meeting

Download a copy of ECLC’s 2015 – 2018 Strategic Plan

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