Useful links for COVID-19 information
It’s a confusing time and we understand people have many questions across a range of areas, including family law and parenting, employment, tenancy and consumer queries. The community legal sector and related social services organisations have created plenty of resources – links below – to answer the questions you have trying to get through this time as best possible.
The border closure on 8 July has made life more difficult for people who cross the border as part of their daily life. We have put together a factsheet with our communities in mind – Tips to help you understand the NSW-VIC border closure. It’s up-to-date as of 28 July and answers many of the questions people are asking as they try to comprehend what they need to do to cross the border without breaking the restrictions.
Advocacy is an important part of our work. After we gained an understanding of the issues facing our community and the solutions needed, we raised them with our local MPs and the Victorian and NSW cross border commissioners. Read the full statement on our advocacy approach here.
Our office is closed to the public, but you can still call us on 1800 918 377 or contact us through the website . If we are unable to assist you, we can refer you on to other appropriate services.
If you’re wondering how you can do the right thing to help stop the coronavirus spread, just visit the websites below.
Family law & parenting
Family Court of Australia website has the latest information to answer many of your questions about Parenting Orders and contact arrangements. You can find more links below, including Victoria Legal Aid and Legal Aid NSW.
FCC key changes:
• E-file all documents (hard copies not to be posted to or filed in the registry)
• Email them if the documents cannot be e-filed (e.g. exceed restriction of 100 pp)
• All subpoena viewing is by appointment only
• Appointments can only be made in urgent cases or where a hearing is scheduled within 4 weeks of the appointment.
Consumer, employment, tenancy and social services