Get help with courts and the legal system

Get help with courts and the legal system

Call us for free information about the law and how we can help you with your legal problem.

Phone 1300 792 387, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm.

If you need an interpreter let us know. Read how to get help for people with hearing or speech difficulties​.

If we can’t help you we can refer you to other organisations that can.

Our other free legal services include:

  • advice at our offices and other locations across Victoria
  • lawyers who are on ‘duty’ to help at many courts and tribunals.

For some matters we can provide you with a lawyer to help you run your case.

To find out more see Get legal services and advice.

We also have free publications to help you understand court processes:

To see a list of all our free resources go to our catalogue.

Other organisations that can help

Legal services

Your local community legal centre can give you legal information and advice. Most services are free.

You can also find a private lawyer near you through the Law Institute of Victoria’s Legal Referral Service. All law firms included in the Legal Referral Service provide a free 30-minute interview. You can use this interview to understand more about the legal issue and discuss the available options and how much they will cost. Note that the free interview is not 30 minutes of free legal advice. 

Courts and tribunals

Each court can give you information about their own court processes but they cannot give you legal advice.

To find contact details for Victorian courts and tribunals see Courts and Tribunals Victoria.

These resources that will help you understand what happens at court:

Other resources

Victoria Law Foundation has publications about the courts and the legal system:

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