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The NJC is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Please contact the Centre to organise special events or community meetings outside of these times.


Phone: (03) 9948 8777

General Contact Details

Fax: (03) 9948 8799


Street address

241 Wellington Street

Collingwood Victoria 3066


Mailing address

PO Box 1142

Collingwood VIC 3066


DX number

DX 211512

Registry Contact Details

(03) 9948 8600

Fax: (03) 9948 8699

Getting to the NJC

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre is located at 241 Wellington Street in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia. The Centre is on the corner of Wellington and Perry streets.  The main entrance is on Wellington Street. The Melways reference is Map 44, C4.

Opening hours

The NJC is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. It is also open outside of these times for particular purposes and special events.


By train

Take the Hurstbridge-Epping line to the Victoria Park train station. The station is a ten-minute walk from the centre.

By tram

The number 86 tram travels along Smith Street. The NJC is a five-minute walk from tram stop 19 - on the corner of Johnston and Smith streets.

By bus

The following bus routes travel along Johnston Street: 200, 201, 203, 205 and 207. The centre is a one-minute walk from the stop on the corner of Wellington and Johnston streets.

For more information about public transport to the NJC, call Metlink on 131 638.

Cycling and parking

The NJC has bicycle racks outside the entrance on Wellington Street.

Limited two and four-hour metered car parking bays are available on Wellington and Perry streets. Parking for people with a disability is also available on Wellington and Perry streets.

Disability access

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre is wheelchair accessible. Each floor can be accessed by lift. There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor and second floor.

There is disabled parking available next to the NJC on Perry Street, near the corner of Wellington Street. There is also disabled parking available opposite the NJC, on Wellington Street.

Our Facilities
The NJC building

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) building at 241 Wellington Street Collingwood, in inner-city Melbourne, is a local icon with a long and fascinating history.

Meeting rooms

The NJC has a range of meeting rooms available for use by City of Yarra residents and community groups. The rooms have capacity for up to 25 people and are suitable for:

  • training workshops
  • presentations
  • community group meetings.

Contact us for more information about the meeting rooms or to make a booking. Please note: Our projectors connect via a VGA cable. If your computer does not have a VGA connection please organise an alternative cable.

Guided tours

Come and see Australia's first community justice centre in action. Guided tours of the NJC are held on Wednesdays.

To book a tour phone (03) 9948 8777 or email

For more directions and to see a map see How to get here.

Observing court

Court - The court operates Monday to Friday and is open to the public.

The Just Delights café

Come and join us a cup of tea or coffee or a delicious meal with flavours from around the world at the NJC's café, Just Delights. Staffed by local residents and coordinated by Collingwood Neighbourhood House- respected members of their communities - the café helps to lessen the formality and fear of courts for the local community. It provides free tea, coffee and snacks to clients who are attending court or other services.

Community art

On the walls of the NJC you'll discover the work of artists from the local community. This is a unique exhibition space for artists to display their work and learn about the Centre. Collingwood Neighbourhood House coordinates the artwork and community members are trained in art installation. The artwork reflects the rich diversity of our community and adds to the welcoming environment at the Centre.


All positions that become available at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre are advertised on the Victorian Government Careers website. We do not publish job advertisements on this site.

For current employment opportunities at the Centre or with the Victorian Government, visit the Victorian Government careers website.

For employment opportunities with our partner organisations, please visit their respective websites.

For specialised information on careers in the justice field and with the Victorian Government's Department of Justice, visit Careers in Justice.

For information about Careers in Corrections, visit the Corrections Victoria website.

For information about Careers in the Court, visit the Magistrates' Court of Victoria.


General Volunteering

Volunteering positions at the NJC are tailored to match our applicants' skills and needs as well as business priorities for the NJC. The application process and dates are the same for all types of placements.

Court Network Volunteers

The Court Network is a voluntary, non-legal court support service operating throughout Victoria and Queensland. The Court Network team provides personal support and information for people in contact with the justice system.

Highly trained Court Network volunteers at the NJC support people going to court. This can lessen the trauma for court users and helps to empower them.

Court Network volunteers also provide guided tours of the centre for visitors.

For more information about the Court Network:

Tel: (03) 9603 7433
Tel: (toll free) 1800 681 614
Visit: Court Network (external link).

Fitzroy Legal Service Volunteers

Fitzroy Legal Service (FLS) provides legal advice and representation to people in the City of Yarra.

The service harnesses the social capital of approximately 200 volunteers to deliver a range of services during the day and night.

FLS volunteers provide legal advice service five nights a week, as well as contributing to administration, legal research and policy work.

FLS also provide community legal education, and are able to talk to groups who are interested in learning about the law and how it affects them.

For more information about Fitzroy Legal Service:

Tel: (03) 9419 3744
Visit: Fitzroy Legal Service - Volunteer (external link).

Bail Justice program

Bail Justices provide a voluntary service to the community by convening 'out of session' hearings to determine bail and interim accommodation order applications by Victoria Police and the Department of Human Services when the courts are closed.

This includes evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays.

A Bail Justice has an important role within the community. Bail Justices ensure that people have access to a fair hearing and are not disadvantaged because the courts are closed.

For more information about the Bail Justice program:

Tel: (03) 8608 6018
Visit: Department of Justice - Justices of the Peace (external link).


Placements are an important part of community justice at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre. Placements promote community participation and engages the community in the justice system. It's another way the NJC is tackling local issues at a local level.

Student Placements

The NJC is currently reviewing the student placement program. We are not taking expressions of interest at this stage. We will post updated information as soon as it's available.



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Reviewed: 26/2/2014 © 2017 State Government of Victoria