About

Who are we?

Gippsland Community Legal Service (GCLS) is a community legal centre and service of Anglicare Victoria. GCLS has been providing free legal services to the Gippsland community since 2000.


GCLS’ services are available to people who live, work or study in Gippsland and include free legal advice, legal education, law reform advocacy and duty lawyer assistance in family violence intervention order matters.


The primary GCLS office is located at the Anglicare Victoria offices in Gippsland (190 Commercial Road, Morwell).


GCLS also has lawyers based in Bairnsdale and Wonthaggi. Anglicare Victoria has further offices in Warragul, Wonthaggi and Leongatha, and GCLS can utilise those offices when required.


Gippsland Community Legal Service is thankful for funding from the Commonwealth of Australia Attorney General’s Department, Victorian State Government and Victoria Legal Aid.

Volunteer with Us

GCLS relies on the generosity, enthusiasm and dedication of our volunteers to support the free legal services we provide to the Gippsland community.

Annual Reports & Publications

Each year GCLS releases a range of publications and reports on the law and the services that we provide the community.

Gippsland Legal Assistance Forum

The Gippsland Legal Assistance Forum is a collaboration between Gippsland Community Legal Service, Victoria Legal Aid, Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and Djirra that works to improve legal service delivery and access to legal services across the whole of Gippsland.

Frequently Asked Questions

CLCs are community organisations that provide free legal services. Most CLCs have guidelines that help direct their services to the people that need them most and some CLCs specialise in a particular area of the law. GCLS is a generalist CLC, which means that we help with a wide range of legal problems.

No. Our services are free of charge.

GCLS has offices in Bairnsdale, Morwell and Wonthaggi. We also operate a telephone advice line (1800 004 402) from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

If you would like more information about GCLS or our services, please submit an enquiry on our Contact Us page or call us on 1800 004 402.

Need an Interpreter?

Call us directly
We can organise an interpreter for you.

1800 004 402

Translating and Interpreter Service
You can call and ask to be connected to us.

13 14 50

TTY users

133 677

Speak and listen users

1300 555 727

National Relay Service Voice

Voice: 1300 555 727

SMS: 0423 677 767

Gippsland Community Legal Service