Deakin Student Legal Service

Deakin Student Legal Service (DSLS) provides free and confidential legal advice, information, referral and education to students enrolled at Deakin University.

Legal advice is provided by qualified lawyers onsite at the Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) offices at the Burwood, Waterfront and Waurn Ponds campuses.

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Legal matters we can help with:

DSLS can advise on legal matters such as:

  • Fines / Infringements
  • Motor Vehicle accidents (not TAC)
  • Debt / Bills / Consumer problems including Scams
  • Tenancy / Housing
  • Employment Law including Sexual Harassment and Bullying
  • Stalking & Family Violence
  • Family Law
  • Reporting Sexual Assault
  • Discrimination
  • Minor Criminal Matters
  • Victims of Crime Assistance
  • Student Visas / Migration Law

If you are unsure whether your problem is a legal one, then please submit a legal query using the online form. If DSLS cannot assist you, then staff will refer you to someone who can.

Deakin Student Legal Service is provided by DUSA in partnership with Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) and Barwon Community Legal Service.

Location and getting there:

Please click here for information on getting to DSLS at the Burwood Campus.

Resources for students:

DSLS Resources provide helpful information on common legal issues affecting students, including visas, tenancy, employment and debt. Access the resources here.

Updates & events:

Webinars for Students – International students enrolled at Deakin University  can  register for upcoming legal information webinars provided by Deakin Student Legal Service (DSLS) and International Student Advisors.

Webinar numbers are limited, however, all sessions will be recorded and posted on this page.

If webinars spots are filled, then students will be given the opportunity to register their names and they’ll get an email when the recordings and slides are available.


If you are a law student interested in volunteering with the Deakin Student Legal Service, please see ECLC info on Volunteering.

Give us your feedback

Student feedback is valuable for helping DSLS to deliver legal services that meet student needs.

We invite you to give us feedback.

Request an appointment

If you are a student enrolled at Deakin University and you’d like some free legal help, then please complete the form below to request an appointment.

Page updated August 9, 2022
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