Contacts: Education and the law

 

General

Victorian Government Department of Education and Training (DET)

3 Treasury Place, East Melbourne Vic 3002

Tel: 9637 2000; 1800 809 834

Email: edline@edumail.vic.gov.au

Web: www.education.vic.gov.au

Bullying and assault

Kids Helpline

Tel (counselling): 1800 551 800 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Email: counsellor@kidshelpline.com.au

Web: https://kidshelpline.com.au

Counselling via WebChat and email is also available.

Lifeline: Crisis Support

Tel: 13 11 14 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Web: www.lifeline.org.au

Disciplinary procedures

Association for Children with a Disability (ACD)

Suite 1, 587 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills Vic 3127

Tel: 9880 7000; 1800 654 013

Email: mail@acd.org.au

Web: http://acd.org.au

Victorian Ombudsman

Level 2, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9613 6222; 1800 806 314

Web: www.ombudsman.vic.gov.au

Youthlaw, Young People’s Legal Rights Centre

At Frontyard, 19 King Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 9611 2412

Email: info@youthlaw.asn.au

Web: www.youthlaw.asn.au

Discrimination

Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)

Tel (admin): (02) 9284 9600

Tel (national information service): 1300 656 419
Email: infoservice@humanrights.gov.au

Web: www.humanrights.gov.au

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC)

Level 3, 204 Lygon Street, Melbourne Vic 3053

Tel: 1300 891 848

Email: information@veohrc.vic.gov.au

Web: www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au

Copyright issues

Australian Performing Rights Association

Victorian office:

3–5 Sanders Place, Richmond Vic 3121

Tel: 9426 5200

Email: victas@apra.com.au

Web: http://apraamcos.com.au

Copyright Agency

Level 11, 66 Gouldburn Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Tel: (02) 9394 7600; 1800 066 844

Email: info@copyright.com.au

Web: www.copyright.com.au

Family law issues

Family Court of Australia

Melbourne CBD location:

Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building,

305 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 352 000

Email: enquiries@familylawcourts.gov.au

Web: www.familycourt.gov.au

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Melbourne CBD location:

Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building,

305 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 352 000; 8600 3333

Email: vicreg@fedcourt.gov.au

Web: www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au

Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services

Child protection:

Tel (after hours crisis line): 13 12 78 (Monday to Friday: 5 pm to 9 am; weekends and public holidays: 24 hours)

Web: www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-individuals/children,-families-and-young-people/child-protection

Confidentiality and privacy

Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner

Level 26, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: 1300 582 113

Email: hcc@hcc.vic.gov.au

Web: https://hcc.vic.gov.au

Victorian Information Commissioner

Tel: 1300 666 444

Email: enquiries@cpdp.vic.gov.au

Web: www.ovic.vic.gov.au