Forms and Advocacy

About Forms & Advocacy Assist

Forms & Advocacy clients are assisted by senior university students who work under the supervision of our Client Services managers.

Types of forms include:

  • Centrelink forms
  • Citizenship application
  • Birth, Deaths, & Marriages certificates
  • Scholarship forms
  • School forms
  • Divorce applications
  • Intervention Order applications
  • Housing and lease applications.

What to bring with you

Bring in the forms you need help with. 

Also, bring in some form of identification (such as a driver's license or passport)

If you have other information you think will help bring that too.

This service is free and confidential.

Forms and Advocacy Assist does not provide legal advice

The forms and advocacy service

You'll be assisted by two senior university students. Our Client Services managers provide behind-the-scenes supervision. 

Most clients have two visits but there are no limits. We'll work with you until we get your issues resolved.

Related services

We wrap our services around our clients, so you'll receive the right help from the right people, and have access to as many or as few services as you need.

If you need any of our other services your Forms and Advocacy team team will organise for the right service provider to meet with you.

Legal help 

If you need legal assistance to deal with your forms, we'll organise a lawyer (External link) (External link)(a member of our duty lawyer legal service) to assist you further.

About our student clinic

Forms & Advocacy is part of our Student Clinic, which also includes Wills & Wishes, and Fine Assist. 

We developed the clinic so we could provide anyone living in Yarra with free assistance for many of the important issues that can be hard to resolve on our own or prohibitively expensive to resolve in other ways.

In return, students gain valuable experience working with clients in a busy, but supervised environment.  Students not only develop their administrative and case management skills, but as importantly develop their emotional intelligence.

Students are volunteers, and we've provided them with extensive training.  

Service times

Tuesday:  2pm to 6pm

Friday: 10am to 4pm

Book a time

Phone 9948 8777

Visit the Neighbourhood Justice Centre at 241 Wellington Street, Collingwood

Opening hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm