Finding legal information and support
Below is a select list of Victorian government and community organisations offering legal information or assistance to members of the public.
Victoria Legal Aid
Legal Aid helps people with their legal problems. They focus on protecting the rights of Victorians and representing those who need it the most.
The Law Handbook (Fitzroy Legal Service)
Available free online and held in most library reference collections, this resource is one of the best sources of information for those seeking practical information on a specific legal issue.
Justice Connect assists those who can't afford a legal practitioner by linking them to online legal resources and connecting them with legal help.
Federation of Community Legal Centres
The peak body for Victoria's community legal centres, the FCLC provides a seachable directory of legal centres across the state.
State Library of Victoria
The State Library of Victoria provides an extensive print collection of legal texts for onsite use. Victorian residents can also become a library member to access online legal resources remotely for private research purposes.