Learn about legal issues to do with the COVID-19 coronavirus and where Victorians can get help. We will update this page as the situation develops.
For the latest and most reliable health information, updates and advice about COVID-19, please refer to:
COVID-19 and fines
Your options and what to do if you have a fine related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
COVID-19 and being unable to work
Learn about your rights if you are unable to work because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 and delaying starting your new job
Learn what to do if your employer wants to delay you starting your new job because of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
COVID-19 and discrimination at work
Learn what to do if you experience discrimination at work because of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
COVID-19, mandatory vaccines and work
If you are told you must be vaccinated against COVID-19 coronavirus to keep your job, there are five things you need to know.
COVID-19 and safety at work
Learn about your rights to be safe at work during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19, work and caring for others
Learn about your rights if you are working and need to care for others during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 and working from home
Learn about your rights working from home during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 and protection visa reviews
Learn how the COVID-19 coronvairus pandemic has changed the process of protection visa reviews.
Other support for COVID-19 coronavirus
Learn where to get legal help and other support about COVID-19 coronavirus.
Other common COVID-19 legal problems
You may be experiencing financial hardship for individuals, families and businesses due to loss of income. This might mean being unable to pay bills or fines on time. Visit our general topic on Debt and bankruptcy.
If you lose some or all of your income because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, you may be able to:
- get financial and other support from the Victorian Government
- get help from Services Australia (Centrelink).
You may be having Centrelink issues, such as being unable to actively look for work. Visit Services Australia information on and our general topic on Centrelink.
Housing and renting
The temporary protections for renters during the COVID-19 lockdowns have ended. However the law changed in March 2021, giving more rights and protections to renters. Visit Justice Connect’s What do the new rental laws mean for Victorian Or Consumer Affairs Victoria’s Renting . You can also visit our general topic home and property.
Products and services
You may experience disputes over refunds for cancelled events or travel plans. Visit Consumer Affairs Victoria's COVID-19 information on products and .
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Reviewed 12 October 2022