If you need legal or financial assistance a number of organisations can help.
Alternatively, you can contact your lawyer.
Note: These services may assess you for eligibility.
The VLA offers a legal information service, in English and other languages. VLA's head office is located in Melbourne’s CBD, there are also a number of suburban and regional offices.
Visit Victoria Legal Aid for more information.
The Federation of Community Legal Centres is the peak body for 50 community legal centres (CLCs) in Victoria that provide free legal help to clients facing economic and social disadvantage. CLCs are independent community organisations that provide free legal information, initial advice and in some cases, ongoing assistance.
Visit the Federation of Community Legal Centres for more information.
Justice Connect helps people and organisations who are ineligible for legal aid and cannot afford a lawyer access free legal assistance.
Visit Justice Connect for more information.
VALS offers legal aid and assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. VALS head office is in Melbourne and there are seven regional offices in:
Visit the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Centre for more information
YouthLaw offer free legal advice, information and casework to people 25 years and younger.
Visit YouthLaw for more information.
Financial counsellors offer advice about your financial situation, the options you have, and the consequences of those options. They can also assist you with any outstanding infringement matters. There are free financial counsellors in most metropolitan and regional areas.
Visit Consumer Affairs Victoria for more information.
MoneyHelp offers free, confidential financial advice. You can get practical information including a simple budget planner, debt payment options, how to approach creditors, and handy tips and tools to help you sort out your money.
Visit MoneyHelp for more information.