AED Legal Centre provides:

  • Legal advocacy including legal representation in the state/federal justice system for individuals who have been discriminated against in education or employment on account of their disability
  • Systemic advocacy projects aimed at improving employment, wages and working conditions of employees with disability
  • Assistance and support with 'whole life issues' that have an impact on education and employment
  • BSWAT Payment Scheme - Legal advice to employees who have been offered a payment under the BSWAT Payment Scheme by the Department of Social Services
  • NDIS Appeals Program – legal advocacy for NDIS participants who want a review of an NDIA decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)
  • The Night of Justice Program
  • The Student Placement Program



AED Legal Centre give priority to the following cases:

  • Unlawful termination of employment
  • Jobs in jeopardy
  • Special modifications in the workplace
  • Wages and working conditions
  • Disclosure of disability
  • Bullying or harassment
  • Cases that are in the public interest

AED believes in the right to quality education by children with a disability in primary, secondary and tertiary settings.

We give priority cases involving students who experience exclusion or discrimination in accessing or participating in education.


Night of justice program

The night of Justice Program is open on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm.

The program assists people who experience difficulties in education and/or employment on account of their disability.

Actions involve mediation and conciliation with employers or educators as well as legal remedies under industrial and anti-discrimination legislation.

The night of justice Program is staffed by AED legal practitioners who supervise a team of volunteer law students and volunteer legal practitioners. Law students from Victorian universities are welcome to apply.


Student placement program

AED Legal Centre offers a placement program during the year. Students from law faculties are welcome to apply. Placements are only offered of appropriate supervision can be provided.

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(03) 9639 4333

Suite 4 Level 9
276 Flinders St
Melbourne 3000

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