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/ AIDS within Victoria. People ‘affected’ includes partners, family members, close friends and carers, of a person living with HIV.
HALC can assist with a variety of matters:
A range of information brochures are available.
Appointments with lawyers are only offered at the PLC every second Thursday from 7.00pm to 9.00 pm. Availabilities are limited. Appointments are also available once a month for female clients at Coventry House.
HALC will attempt to provide legal assistance within a reasonable period of time. Referrals will be offered under certain circumstances.
If you would like to make an appointment to see a lawyer please contact HALC directly:
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
Victoria Legal Aid
1 300 792 387