Victoria Legal Aid

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Victoria Legal Aid's website is for information purposes only. No claim is made as to the accuracy or authenticity of the content.

We do not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) provided on this website or incorporated into it by reference.

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Our website aims to conform to level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1External Link , except for videos, which conform to level A.

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Disclaimer: The material in this print-out relates to the law as it applies in the state of Victoria. It is intended as a general guide only. Readers should not act on the basis of any material in this print-out without getting legal advice about their own particular situations. Victoria Legal Aid disclaims any liability howsoever caused to any person in respect of any action taken in reliance on the contents of the publication.

We help Victorians with their legal problems and represent those who need it most. Find legal answers, chat with us online, or call us. You can speak to us in English or ask for an interpreter. You can also find more legal information at

Reviewed 25 July 2022

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