Legal Centre:

My Community Legal

My Community Legal Inc. (MCL) is an accredited Community Legal Centre and registered charity, assisting clients who cannot afford a lawyer, but 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.

No appointments are necessary. Intake for legal advice sessions is 5.30pm on Thursday.

Contact Information

Address
Robina Community Centre 196 Robina Town Centre Drive ROBINA QLD 4226 Turn off Robina Town Centre Drive at the small round-a-bout onto San Antonio Court. The Centre operates from the Robina Community Centre. This is the green and white building opposite the Robina public library.
Mailing Address
PO Box 1310 SOUTHPORT QLD 4215
Phone
(07) 5578 9009 [Admin], 0423 466 286 [Duty Phone]

Services

Regions Serviced
  • Gold Coast
  • South East Queensland
Key services
  • Information and referral
Service delivery methods
Areas of law
  • Child contact and residency
  • Child protection
  • Child support
  • Child/Spousal maintenance
  • Consumer complaints
  • Contracts
  • Credit
  • Debt
  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce and seperation
  • DNA testing
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug offences
  • Elder abuse
  • Employment
  • Environment and planning
  • Family law
  • Family violence
  • Financial exploitation
  • Generalist service
  • Immigration
  • Incorporated associations
  • Insurance
  • Motor vehicle offences
  • Neighbourhood disputes
  • Offences against persons
  • Offences against property/other
  • Paternity
  • Pensions and allowances / Social security
  • Personal injuries and workers compensation
  • Property
  • Public Nuisance
  • Tenancy
  • Wills and estates
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. RCLC 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 Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday
    05:30 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Opening Hours
Client intake 5.30 pm Thursdays. No appointments are necessary. Appointments No appointments are necessary, Prospective clients are encouraged to call to ensure lawyer availability for their circumstances of business. Please have ready your name, name of other parties, and a brief description of the issue you need help with. Walk-ins Intake 5.30 pm on Thursday evenings. Closed on Public Holidays. For telephone enquiries, please have ready your name, name of other parties, and a brief description of the issue you need help with.

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