What We Do

South East Community Legal Service provides face to face and telephone legal advice by appointment.


We regularly visit and provide legal appointments at Naracoorte, Millicent, Mount Gambier Prison and other locations as the need arises.

Legal Advice and Information

Areas of law we practice in:

  • Family Law
    • Children and Parenting Issues
    • De Facto Issues
    • Child Support and child maintenance
    • Child Protection
    • Family and De Facto property settlement matters
    • Divorce 
  • Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders
  • Criminal Law
  • Tenancy
  • Social Security
  • Government and Administrative Law
  • Police Complaints
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
    • Unfair dismissal and unlawful termination
    • General employment conditions and rights
    • Discrimination matters
  • Consumer Credit
  • Other Civil
    • MVA property damage
    • Debt Recovery procedures
    • Minor Civil Claims (application and defence)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Complaints
  • Environment
  • Legal Aid applications and Appeals
  • Migration Law -in a limited range of areas including
    • Advice in relation to bridging visas, visitor visas, working holiday visas and family visas
    • Australian residency and Citizenship
    • Visa conditions, cancellation, the character test and domestic violence provisions

Areas of Law we do not practice in:

  • Company Law
  • Small business
  • Taxation
  • Conveyancing
  • Migration
  • Personal injury including WorkCover and medical and professional negligence
  • Defamation
  • Preparation of wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Certification of mortgages or guarantees
  • Major indictable criminal offences
  • Complaints against Legal Practitioners
  • Migration Law: Economic Stream visas, retirement visas' student visas, refugee and humanitarian visas.

We do not give advice and assistance to:

  • Landlords in tenancy matters
  • Commercial credit providers
  • Employers in employment matters
  • Matters where the client is a business, for-profit organisation or Government department

If you are not sure if we can help, please contact our office and if we are not able to assist you we will provide a referral to an organisation that can.


View our Fact Sheets and Media Releases for information on a range of legal topics.

SECLS offers legal seminars to community workers, groups, agencies, cultural associations and the public. Links to Community and Legal Services that may assist you.