Legal assistance

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 the Victorian AIDS Council/ Gay Men’s Health Centre (VAC/GMHC) 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 friend and carers, of a person living with HIV.

Legal services

Services are offered by trained volunteers who can advise on:

  • 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 and Equal Opportunity
  • Migration


Appointments with lawyers are only offered every second Thursday from 7.00pm to 9.00 pm. Availabilities are limited.

Contact us

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

9863 0406 or email at:

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 6.30 and 9.00pm.

If you require urgent legal advice, please contact St Kilda Legal Service on 9534 0777 or