Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre opened in 2005. The centre opened after a long-running campaign led by local community services and individuals who had seen the need for an independent, accessible alternative to private legal practitioners and legal aid. Without such a service, many vulnerable and disadvantaged Central Victorians were falling between the gaps. Within 12 months of opening, Loddon Campaspe CLC was helping clients with more than 500 matters each year. Nowadays Loddon Campaspe CLC helps clients with almost 2000 matters each year.
Our name and logo reflect the two rivers that traverse our region: The Loddon and Campaspe rivers. Our logo also reflects the Red Ribbon Rebellion, a non-violent struggle by Bendigo gold miners, which preceded the Eureka Stockade.
Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre works within a community development framework. Empowerment, participation, safeguarding human rights and confronting structural disadvantage are hallmarks of this framework.
Our vision is social justice and human rights for our community. We value equality, respect and empowerment, and our mission is to deliver information, advice and support and to advocate for equity for people in our community.