Legal Centre:

My Community Legal – Southport Community Hub

My Community Legal Inc. (MCL) is an accredited Community Legal Centre and registered charity based in Gold Coast, assisting clients who cannot afford a lawyer and who are not legally-aided.

MCL volunteer lawyers (assisted by students) provide free legal assistance in the following practice areas: family and domestic violence; consumer and debt; employment; tenancy; minor crime and traffic offences; micro business; and immigration law.

Advice Sessions at Southport Community Hub run on Tuesday every fortnight. Appointments at this service run from 9:00am - 11:00am and 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

Contact Information

Vinnies Southport, 20 Railway Street, Southport QLD, Australia
Mailing Address
PO Box 1310 SOUTHPORT QLD 4215


Regions Serviced
  • Gold Coast
  • South East Queensland
Key services
  • Advice referral
  • Document assistance
  • Domestic Violence
  • elder abuse or exploitation
  • family law self representation service
  • Information and referral
Service delivery methods
  • Booked appointments
  • Phone advice
  • Videoconferencing
Specialist services and interest groups
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Service
  • Administrative Law Clinic
  • ATSI
  • Children
  • Consumer law
  • Disability
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Law
  • Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Family Law
  • Homeless persons
  • Immigration
  • Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Trans / Intersex
  • Mental health
  • Neighbourhood disputes
  • Seniors / Elderly / Aged
  • Tenancy
  • Traffic Offences
  • Women
  • Youth
Areas of law
  • Abuse
  • Child contact and residency
  • Child/Spousal maintenance
  • Child support
  • Consumer complaints
  • Contracts
  • Credit
  • Criminal charges
  • Debt
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Divorce and seperation
  • Domestic violence
  • Domestic Violence Order breaches
  • Driving offences
  • Elder abuse
  • Employment
  • Family law
  • Family violence
  • Financial exploitation
  • Generalist service
  • Immigration
  • Neighbourhood disputes
  • Offences against other persons
  • Offences against persons
  • Offences against property/other
  • Parenting
  • Personal injuries and workers compensation
  • Property
  • Tenancy
  • Traffic offences
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Wills and estates
  • Workplace bullying or sexual harassment
More Information
Mission The objects of the My Community Legal Inc. are:
  1. To facilitate the local legal profession provide pro bono publico services;
  2. To provide a free and accessible legal service;
  3. To provide referral to appropriate agencies;
  4. To promote holistic legal education of intending future legal practitioners; for the benefit of the Gold Coast Community.
Who the centre can and cannot service MCL will give priority to clients who meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Are experiencing financial disadvantage;
  • Are under 24 years of age;
  • Are single parents; Are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • Have a mental or physical illness or disability;
  • Are experiencing or at risk of homelessness;
  • Experiencing or at risk of domestic violence, or have a concern about domestic violence in or around their home and or family;
  • Are over 65 years of age;
  • Are from a culturally or linguistically diverse background;
  • Are living in a rural or remote area; or
  • Who have a low level of education.
MCL will see clients not meeting these priority needs criteria, provided it has the capacity, and will not be denying service to those who do. MCL is unable to assist clients who:
  • Have the means to afford a lawyer;
  • Are employers in employment disputes; or
  • Landlords in tenancy disputes.
MCL provides limited advice to:
  • Commercial concerns (limited to small businesses with minimal turnover and small profit margins (micro business)).
MCL is unable to assist with:
  • Social security and taxation questions;
  • Providing advice certificates; or
  • Wills an estates planning.
Geographical area of service:
  • Gold Coast and Northern Tweed.

Opening Hours Info

Opening Hours

Closed Now
  • Monday
    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Thursday
    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Friday
    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Opening Hours
Appointments Please contact the Southport Community Hub to arrange either a face-to-face, video or phone appointment. Advice sessions at this service run from 9:00am - 11:00am and 5:00pm - 9:00pm on Tuesdays, fortnightly. Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm For telephone enquiries, please have ready your name, name of other parties, and a brief description of the issue you need help with. Closed on Public Holidays.


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