Brimbank tenants to benefit from pop-up advice service

Tenants Victoria has teamed up with Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre (BMCLC) to trial a brand new service offering to private renters in Melbourne’s west.

Five tenancy advice clinics will be held in various locations in St Albans, Melton and Sunshine from late March to early May.  Local tenants from the private rental market will be able to receive advice on a range of residential tenancy matters from a lawyer specialising in this area of law.

“We understand firsthand the struggles that renters face when in dispute with their landlords,” says Tenants Victoria Senior Solicitor, Ben Cording.

“Too many renters feel defeated and just give up when they don’t have access to quick and easy-to-digest information about their tenancy issue.  It often helps to speak with someone directly who has the right skills and knowledge to guide you in the right direction.”

“This partnership is seeking to empower tenants and ensure that when a dispute happens, tenants know their rights and feel secure in the fact that there are options available to them.”

Working with BMCLC to provide these ‘pop-up’ style advice clinics is a breath of fresh air for Tenants Victoria, whose own drop-in service closed in early July due to a loss of funding.

Clinics will be held in late March and early May:

  1. Monday, 19 March – St Albans
  2. Monday, 26 March – Melton
  3. Monday, 9 April – St Albans
  4. Monday, 16 April – Melton
  5. Wednesday, 2 May – Sunshine

Assistance at these clinics will be provided by appointment only by calling BMCLC on 03 8312 2020.  These clinics will be open to private tenants living in one of the following suburbs:

Suburb Postcode
Albanvale 3021
Albion 3020
Ardeer 3022
Bacchus Marsh 3340
Brookfield 3338
Brooklyn 3012
Burnside 3023
Cairnlea 3023
Caroline Springs 3023
Darley 3340
Deer Park 3023
Delahey 3037
Derrimut 3030
Diggers Rest 3427
Exford 3338
Eynesbury 3338
Glengala 3020
Hillside 3037
Kealba 3021
Keilor 3036
Keilor Downs 3038
Keilor East 3033
Keilor Lodge 3038
Keilor North 3036
Keilor Park 3042
Kings Park 3021
Kuranjang 3337
Melton 3337
Melton South 3338
Melton West 3337
North Sunshine 3020
Plumpton 3335
Ravenhall 3023
Rock Bank 3335
St Albans 3021
Sunshine 3020
Sydenham 3037
Taylors Hill 3037
Taylors Lakes 3038
Toolern Vale 3337
Tullamarine 3043
Watergardens 3038
West Sunshine 3020


Related links:

Media Statement: Closure of drop-in service

Tenancy Advice