SSU Legal

SSU Legal

Swinburne Student Union Legal Services (SSU Legal) provides free and confidential legal advice, information, referral and education for all current enrolled student of Swinburne University with a focus on Student Visas and Migration Law.

All legal advice is provided by qualified lawyers, through partnership between Swinburne Student Union and Eastern Community Legal Centre.

Currently the Swinburne Legal Services cannot handle issues around Student Visas and Migration Law, which is where SSU Legal steps in. While the focus is on Migration Law, SSU Legal can also advise students on legal matters such as:

  • Fines / Infringements
  • Debt / Bills / Consumer problems including Scams
  • Tenancy / Housing
  • Employment Law including Sexual Harassment and Bullying
  • Motor Vehicle accidents (not TAC)
  • Stalking & Family Violence
  • Family Law
  • Reporting Sexual Assault
  • Discrimination
  • Minor Criminal Matters
  • Victims of Crime Assistance

*Migration advice is provided by registered Migration Agent Shasheema Ruwanpathirana (MARN 1574896). To access a copy of The Migration Agents Code of Conduct, please click here.

Do you need legal advice? 

To receive free personalised advice with an SSU Legal lawyer or migration agent, click Legal Query Form and complete all relevant questions.

If you are unsure whether your problem is a legal one, please submit an online query anyway. If SSU Legal cannot assist you, staff will refer you to someone who can.

Legal Query Form