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HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC)

The HIV AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) is a Community Legal Centre which has been operating since 1993, from the Positive Living Centre. HALC provides a free service and is part of VAC and is run by professional volunteers.

HALC volunteers are sensitive to the variety of issues that may face people living with and affected by HIV. HALC provides legal advice to people living with and affected by HIV within Victoria. People ‘affected’ includes partners, family members, close friends and carers, of a person living with HIV.

Legal services
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HALC can assist with a variety of matters:

  • Making a will
  • Medical powers of attorney 
  • Enduring powers of attorney
  • Criminal law
  • Family law
  • Employment law
  • Superannuation
  • Centrelink matters
  • Family and relationship law
  • Discrimination
  • Migration
  • Disclosure of status for insurance purposes
  • Equal opportunity
  • Debt
  • Small/civil claims
  • Unconscionable conduct
  • Contracts of sale
  • Tenancy

A range of information brochures are available.

Appointments
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Appointments with lawyers are only offered at the PLC on Thursdays from 7.00pm to 9.00 pm. Availabilities are limited.   

HALC will attempt to provide legal assistance within a reasonable period of time. Referrals will be offered under certain circumstances.

Contact Us
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If you would like to make an appointment to see a lawyer please contact HALC directly:

Ph: (03) 9863 0406 legal@vac.org.au.

Alternatively, you can obtain a referral form from PLC Reception.

Please note: HALC only operates once a week on a Thursday evening. A representative will contact you on a Thursday evening between 6.30pm and 9.00pm. It is important that you are contactable during these hours after your initial contact.

If you require urgent legal advice, please contact:

St Kilda Legal Service (03) 9534 0777 st_kilda_vic@clc.net.au

OR

Victoria Legal Aid 1300 792 387 www.legalaid.vic.gov.au

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