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Did you know 91% of temporary visa holders employed in Australia experience wage theft?

We are here to help.

The Migrant Employment Legal Service (MELS) is a state-wide legal service addressing the exploitation of migrant workers. At MELS, we offer free and confidential legal advice and representation to migrants and temporary visa holders in New South Wales.

Who we help

MELS offers legal help and advice to permanent residents or Australian citizens from a culturally and linguistically diverse background or people on a temporary visa (including refugee, working holiday and student visas).

Our Services

Legal advice and casework

We help with: underpayments, unfair dismissal, bulling, harassment and more.

Law reform and advocacy

We work on creating change within our community through law and legal services reform.

Community education

We run community workshops to educate migrants on their employment rights.

A joint initiative from Inner City Legal Centre, Kingsford Legal Centre, Marrickville Legal Centre and Redfern Legal Centre.

338 Illawarra Road
Marrickville NSW 2204

Telephone: 02 8002 1203
Email: info@mels.org.au