Thank you

Justice Connect acknowledges the Aboriginal people of the many traditional lands and language groups of Australia. It acknowledges the wisdom of Aboriginal Elders both past and present and pays respect to Aboriginal communities of today. Legal Help Gateway project

In late 2016, we were a finalist in the Google Impact Challenge, proposing an online Legal Help Gateway. We received $250,000 in seed funding from to start work on our idea.

Now we are moving towards doing things differently to reach more people, in more ways, and in more places.

Read more bout the project here.

Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation

+ The Women's homelessness Prevention Project

The Women's Homelessness Prevention Project combines legal representation with social work support. It prevents women and children being evicted into homelessness through a weekly outreach legal clinic for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

Read about Maggies path to a new home.

Read more about the project here.

The lEGAL services board and seniors rights victoria

Their generous funding has ensured that our pioneering Health Justice Partnership program provides vital legal support to victims of elder abuse.

We station legal experts in a healthcare setting, helping identify the signs of elder abuse, and connect people in a time of vulnerability with the help they need.

Learn more about HJPs.



We would also like to thank the following partners

Justice Connect would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the following law firms, governments, professional legal associations, philanthropic partners, community groups and individual donors for providing ongoing support for our work. As a not-for-profit, we are reliant on the generosity of our supporters and the ongoing connections with our partner organisation to ensure the continued delivery of the life changing work that we do.

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Thank you to our supporters


Perpetual IMPACT Partnership 

Portland House Foundation 

Victorian Bar 

Victoria Legal Aid 

Victorian Government

Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department 

Equity Trustees 

Gandel Philanthropy 

Law Institute of Victoria 

Legal Services Board Grants Program 

Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation 


Legal Sector Partners

Law Institute of Victoria

Legal Services Board Grants Program

Melbourne Law School [Law Apps project]

Victorian Bar

Victoria Law Foundation

Victoria Legal Aid


Government and Community Partners

Legal Services Board Grant Program

Melbourne Law School [Law Apps project]

Victorian Bar

Victoria Law Foundation

Victoria Legal Aid

Victorian Government, Department of Health and Human Services

Victorian Government Department of Justice and Regulation

Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department

Canterbury Bankstown City Council

City of Melbourne

Melbourne Magistrates Court

NSW Aboriginal Land Council

NSW Government, Family & Community Services (FACS)

Seniors Rights Victoria


Individual donors

Justice Connect gratefully recognises the many committed individuals who support the work we do through their generous contributions to our fundraising campaigns. We recognise the vital support of our regular donors whose monthly gifts demonstrate their commitment to a fairer more just world. 


Philanthropic Partners

H & L Hecht Trust

The Mabel and Franklyn Barrett Trust

The Samuel Nissen Charitable Foundation

The Sir James McNeill Trust

The Trust Company Australian Foundation

Phyllis Connor Memorial Innovation Fund,managed by

Equity Trustees and Mr Norman Bourke

Portland House Foundation

Telematics Trust

The Ian Potter Foundation

The Marian and E.H. Flack Trust

The R E Ross Trust

Victorian Legal Services Board

William Buckland Foundation

Philanthropic Partners

auDA Foundation

Collier Charitable Fund

Equity Trustees

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal

Gandel Philanthropy

Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

Percy Baxter Charitable Trust, managed by Perpetual


Perpetual IMPACT Partnership, with funds from the following trusts:

Eric Norman Sweet Trust

The Fred P Archer Charitable Trust

H & L Hecht Trust

The Mabel and Franklyn Barrett Trust




Pro bono support through our relationships with lawyers and law firms provides thousands of hours of free legal help to our vulnerable client groups.


Job Watch Inc

K & L Gates

Kennedys (Australasia)

King & Wood Mallesons

Lander & Rogers

Legal Aid NSW

Lewis Holdway Lawyer

McCabes Lawyers

McCullough Robertson Lawyers


Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Minter Ellison

Moulis Legal

Nicholes Family Lawyers

Norton Rose Fulbright

Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)

Rigby Cooke Lawyers

Robinson Gill

Russell Kennedy

Shine Lawyers

Sparke Helmore

Transport Accident Commission


University of Melbourne

UTS Faculty of Law

Victorian Bar

Webb Henderson


Women's Legal Service

Woolf Associates

Wotton & Kearney

Abode Migration Lawyers

ARC Justice

Allen & Overy


Arnold Bloch Leibler

Arnold Dallas McPherson

Baker & McKenzie

Banki Haddock Fiora

Carroll & O'Dea

Catherine Henry Lawyers

Clayton Utz

Clifford Chance

Clyde & Co

Colin Biggers & Paisley

Corrs Chambers Westgarth



DLA Piper Australia

Doogue O'Brien George

Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic)


FAL Lawyers

Graham Jones Lawyers

Hall & Wilcox

Harwood Andrews

Henry Davis York

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hive Legal

Holding Redlich

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Inner Melbourne Community Legal




Natasha Sekulic (Australian Taxation Office)

Nicholas Mills (Minter Ellison)

Samantha Loff (Herbert Smith Freehills)

Sue-Anne Thompson (Australian Government Solicitor)

Tehanee Bardolia (Herbert Smith Freehills)

Zan Mazharullah (Corrs Chambers Westgarth)

Isabel Prentice (Herbert Smith Freehills)

Jessica Blanchett (Norton Rose Fulbright)

Kay Jamieson (Corrs Chambers Westgarth)

Laura Elliott (Corrs Chambers Westgarth)

Mary Phillips (Corrs Chambers Westgarth)

Monique Azzopardi (Sparke Helmore)


In-house legal teams

Individual contributors:

Ashley Brown

Bryce Clarke

Annabel Gibson

Janani Kotapati

Vidhi Mahajan

Inakshi Rajadurai

Slany Thai

Gautham Srinivas 

Australian Energy Market Operator


Australian Energy Market Operator

Australia Post

Bendigo Bank 


Hewlett Packard Enterprises


Vicinity Centres



Site hosts and in kind supporters

Port Phillip Prison

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Ross House

Salvation Army in Geelong

Social Traders

Street Smart

Studio Thick

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

The Big Issue Street Soccer

Thomson Geer

Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Victorian Council of Social Services

Australian Red Cross

Caulfield Hospital, Alfred Health

Central City Community Health Service

City of Melbourne


Col Duthie

Google [adwords]

Health Justice Australia

Launch Housing

Life Without Barriers (Parramatta)  

Melbourne City Mission

Neota Logic

Norton Gledhill Commercial Lawyers

NSW Elder Abuse Helpline & Resource Unit

Pat Stragalinos





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Julian Burnside AO QC