Forms and Advocacy

 

About Forms & Advocacy Assist

Forms & Advocacy Assist will provide you with practical help to complete a wide range of forms.

 

We can also advocate on your behalf. This means that we talk to the business or service you are dealing with for you.

 

You will be assisted by senior university students who work under the supervision of our Client Services managers.

 

Forms assistance

 

The type of forms we can help you to complete include:

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

 

Advocacy assistance

 

We can talk to the business or service you need to deal with. For instance we can talk to telephone companies, job agencies, or government service for you.

Advocacy assistance can include helping you to:

  • Respond to a letter from a business or service
  • Find more information
  • Find out what happens next after you have lodged a form

 

Costs

 

This service is free.

 

You may, however, need to pay for the cost of lodging your documents, or the cost of getting any other documents you need.

 

Sessions

 

You can have as many visits with Forms and Advocacy as you need

What to bring  

Bring in the forms you need help with, and identification (such as a driver's license or passport)

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

Service times

Tuesday 2pm to 6pm /   Friday: 10am to 4pm

Book your session

Phone 9948 8777. Or visit the Neighbourhood Justice Centre at 241 Wellington Street, Collingwood, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Forms & Advocacy Assist does not provide legal advice

About our Student Clinics

Forms & Advocacy Assist is part of our Student Clinics, which includes Fines Assist and Wills & Wishes.

Student Clinic teams are made up of students from a number of Melbourne universities who gain valuable experience working with clients in a busy but supervised workplace.

We assist students to develop their administrative and case management skills and provide extensive training with our professional teams.

In this way, the students are job-ready before graduation, and residents of Yarra have free help to manage their affairs.